Posts tagged "scott roeder"

HBO Creating “Wichita,” A Drama About Murdered Abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller

HBO is developing a drama about an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas, based, it seems, on the late Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder in 2009. Tiller was one of the last doctors in the U.S. who provided late-term abortions and therefore was constantly terrorized by so-called "pro-lifers." Alan Ball…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011

Scott Roeder Sentenced For Murdering Abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller

Yesterday Kansas District Judge Warren Wilbert sentenced Scott Roeder, the anti-abortion extremist who killed abortion provider Dr. George Tiller at his church in May, to the harshest possible sentence. Roeder received a "Hard 50," which means he must serve 50 years in prison before he will be up for parole.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict For George Tiller’s Murderer

It only took 37 minutes for jurors in Wichita, Kansas, to convict Scott Roeder with first-degree murder in the death of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider who Roeder shot to death on May 31. Earlier this week, Roeder had taken the witness stand in his own defense and told jurors, "I did what I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2010

Judge Allows Killer Of Abortion Doctor To Make Controversial Plea

'This' is not going to be a debate about abortion,'' Sedgwick Country District Judge Warren Wilbert said recently. But even if with the best of intentions, what he's presiding over will seem to a lot of people to be about abortion -- the trial of Scott Roeder, the anti-abortion extremist who has confessed to shooting…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2010

Today’s Lady News: FBI Had Been Warned About Abortion Doctor Killer

One month before late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered by an anti-choice extremist, the FBI in Kansas City received an anonymous letter warning them that Scott Roeder posed a physical threat to abortion providers. The FBI said they didn't heed the letter as a credible threat, apparently because the letter writer was involved…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2009