Scott Roeder Sentencing: No Parole For 50 Years for Tiller Murder
Scott Roeder, the Man on Trial for Murder of Dr. George Tiller Sentenced April 1st
Scott Roeder, who killed one of the few doctors in the United States who performed late-term abortions, Dr. George Tiller,was sentenced on April 1st to life with no parole for 50 years. He showed no mercy for what he had done. Watch coverage of Scott Roeder's sentencing.
As Scott Roeder stood in the courtroom before his sentence was announced he said:
"I stopped him so he couldn't kill again," Roeder said. "I stopped George Tiller so he couldn't kill another unborn baby."
Roeder blamed the fact that he 'had' to kill George Tiller on the U.S legal system, telling Judge Warren Wilbert that if the courts had done their job, it would not have been his to kill the doctor.
"It is no secret that George Tiller killed unborn babies for a living," Roeder said. "Abortion was illegal in this state 37 years ago, and it should be illegal today."
According to CBS, Roeder wanted to show pictures of aborted babies for his defense, but Judge Wilbert said no. Roeder said it may have swayed the jury to his favor if he had been allowed. He also told Judge Wilbert that if the judge obeyed the higher power of God, then Roeder would be acquitted.
It appears that Roeder blamed Judge Wilbert for an unfair trial, saying he is not allowed to show the evils of abortion, while the prosecution can show the pictures of Dr. George Tiller lying in a pool of his own blood. Abortion is a legal practice in Kansas however.
On Thursday, Roeder told the court that Tiller "dismembered living children with the nod of approval from the state."
The prosecution argued for a 'no parole for 50 years' sentence and that is exactly what they got. Roeder always maintained that he had to kill Dr. Tiller so that he could save other lives.