Category Archives: Scott Roeder
The AP reports, via ABC:
A federal grand jury is investigating whether the murder last year of Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers, was connected to a broader case involving radical anti-abortion activists, according to a federal law enforcement official familiar with the case.
The official spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation. The official said federal civil rights prosecutors were holding grand jury proceedings in Kansas City, looking into whether a broader case surrounded Tiller’s death.
Tiller was fatally shot in his Wichita church in May 2009 by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder, who admitted to the shooting and is serving a life prison sentence. The ABC link also provides a video of the sick, twisted, asshole killer Scott Roeder.
May they all rot in the lowest level of Dante’s Inferno. Fucking nutters and anti-choice fuckwits that they are.
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.