Killer of abortion doctor gets 50 years in prison






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Publication: The Christian Century
Date published: May 4, 2010
Language: English
PMID: 28621
ISSN: 00095281
CODEN: CHCEBS
Journal code: GTCC

The man who murdered an abortion doctor in the foyer of his Lutheran church in Kansas has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years- the longest sentence possible under state law.

Scott Roeder, 52, said at bis sentencing hearing on April 1 that he killed George Tiller "so he could not dismember another baby." Roeder also said that he was foUowing "God's law" to prevent abortions, according to media reports.

Tiller, a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and an usher at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, was one of the few doctors in the U.S. who performed late-term abortions. -RNS

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