It took a Kansas jury only thirty-seven minutes to convict Scott Roeder of first degree murder in the cold-blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller. Thanks to those twelve jurors for recognizing the truth of these words:
“He claims justification,” Kim Parker, a prosecutor said, calling on jurors here to uphold the law, not Mr. Roeder’s views of abortion, which, she said, he had proudly trumpeted on the witness stand. “These are not the acts of a justified man. These acts are cowardly.”
Roeder, who was also convicted of two counts of aggravated assault, will now face life in prison.