Abortion Doctor Killer Allowed to Use 'Necessity Defense'

Scott Roeder, the killer of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, may tell jurors that he believed the killing was justified to save the lives of the unborn, but whether the jury whose selection begins today will be allowed to consider that argument is still up in the air, a judge ruled Tuesday. At a hearing in Wichita, Judge Warren Wilbert declined to side with prosecutors and block defense lawyers from even mentioning Roeder's anti-abortion motives for the killings. If Roeder, 51, can...Full Story
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