WICHITA, Kansas — Scott Roeder is making national news saying that he was defending unborn babies by gunning down Dr. George Tiller. That was his main defense since he even said that he pulled the trigger.
Scott Roeder shot and killed Dr. George Tiller nearly five years ago. Dr. Tiller ran an abortion clinic in Wichita and was shot at point-blank range when he was leaving a church service.
Roeder was sentenced to 50 years in prison but now the high court in Kansas is considering an appeal to have Roeder’s first degree murder conviction thrown out.
Public appellate defenders continued trying to argue on Roeder’s behalf saying jurors at the time should have been allowed to consider a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. Their reasoning is that Roeder claims he was protecting unborn children.
Supreme Court justices do not look like they are buying the argument, asking public defenders repeatedly on Wednesday if this makes it okay for others to gun down another doctor if they do not like what the doctor is doing.
The Supreme Court will have an answer in a few days to a few months on whether or not the charge will be appealed.