Courtroom Confession Rules Out Lesser Charge in Abortion Doc Death

Scott Roeder's bluntly told the court he had no regrets about killing the Kansas abortion doctor, arguing that he took a life to protect other lives. Roeder's frankness did not win him the possibility of lighter sentence as he had hoped. Instead, it prompted a swift reaction from the trial judge who told the jury they would not be allowed to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter. In Kansas, a murder charge can be downgraded to manslaughter if the defense can prove the suspect had an...Full Story
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