Scott Roeder http://kmuw.org en Scott Roeder's Lawyers Appeal Hard 50 Sentence In Kansas Supreme Court http://kmuw.org/post/scott-roeders-lawyers-appeal-hard-50-sentence-kansas-supreme-court <p>The Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka is preparing to hear arguments this morning in the appeal of the man convicted of killing Dr. George Tiller.</p><p>In 2009, Scott Roeder was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years for shooting Dr. Tiller while he served as an usher in his church.</p><p>Tiller was one of the few doctors to perform late-term abortions in the U.S., at his clinic in southeast Wichita.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:15:45 +0000 Associated Press 29519 at http://kmuw.org Scott Roeder Appeal Set In First-Degree Murder Case Of Dr. George Tiller http://kmuw.org/post/scott-roeder-appeal-set-first-degree-murder-case-dr-george-tiller <p></p><p></p><p>Later this month, the Kansas Supreme Court will consider an appeal by the man convicted of first-degree murder in the case of Dr. George Tiller. Roeder fatally shot Tiller inside of Tiller’s church on May 31, 2009 in Wichita, Kan. Tiller performed third-trimester abortions and during the original trial his killer, Scott Roeder, admitted to planning Tiller’s murder for years.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc & Julia Holen 28589 at http://kmuw.org Scott Roeder Appeal Set In First-Degree Murder Case Of Dr. George Tiller