Today’s number: 102
That is how old Scott Roeder will be before he is eligible for parole. From McClatchy:
Judge Warren Wilbert on Thursday sentenced Scott Roeder to life in prison for the first-degree murder of abortion provider George Tiller, and ruled he must serve at least 50 years in prison before he can be considered for parole.
Wilbert told Roeder he can earn a 15 percent good time credit and has 10 days to file an appeal. Wilbert said if Roeder lives past 102, then gets parole, he also faces lifetime supervision after his release.
Wilbert also sentenced Roeder to 12 months on each count to run consecutive for the aggravated assault of Gary Hoepner and Keith Martin, the men Roeder pointed the gun at after he shot Tiller.
Roeder yelled “The blood of babies is on your hands, Nola Foulston … And Ann Swegle,” as guards quickly ushered him out of court. Foulston is the district attorney and Swegle, the prosecutor who prosecuted the case.
Roeder ran his piehole, attempting to justify his actions, for 40 minutes before the Judge finally told him the courtroom wasn’t a soapbox. Roeder was talking about his politics and railed against both his victim, Dr. Tiller, and his church.
Fucking sumbitch will rot in hell…and he can’t get there soon enough for many people..including the family of Dr. Tiller.
At least there is one less anti-choice extremist on the streets of America.