Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What Scott Roeder's Life Sentence Means

Salon.com: Scott Roeder's life sentence: What it means, by Lynn Harris:

Slain abortion doctor George Tiller's closest colleague talks about the justice served -- and the challenges ahead
Scott Roeder, 52, has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2009 assassination of late-term abortion provider George Tiller, M.D. The sentence was handed down Thursday by Judge Warren Wilbert at the end of a remarkable nine-hour hearing in which a self-righteous Roeder, shadowed by a burly bailiff, spoke unrepentantly in his own defense while the doctor's widow, Jeannie Tiller, sat shaking her head "no."

Roeder had been convicted in January of first-degree murder for gunning Tiller down in his Wichita, Kan., church last May.  . . .

Throwing the book at Roeder sends the clearest possible message that nothing -- not even his stated belief that his actions prevented the "murder" of millions more -- mitigates his crime. . . . 

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