Man who killed abortion doctor gets life - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man who killed abortion doctor gets life

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has sentenced an anti-abortion zealot convicted of murdering a prominent Kansas abortion doctor to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 50 years.

Scott Roeder faced a mandatory life prison term for gunning down Dr. George Tiller in the back of Tiller's Wichita church last May.

Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert could have made the 52-year-old Roeder eligible for parole after 25 or 50 years. He gave him the harsher sentence because he said the evidence showed Roeder stalked Tiller before killing him.

Roeder testified that he killed Tiller because he felt doing so would protect unborn children.

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