Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality
The jury took only 37 minutes to deliver a guilty verdict in the case of Scott Roeder. Not only did they unanimously find (state polled jury) him guilty of the 1st degree murder of Dr. George Tiller, they found him guilty on the lesser charges of the aggravated assault of Gary Hoepner and Keith Martin. After killing Dr. Tiller, Roeder pointed the gun at both Hoepner and Martin, threatening to shoot if he were followed.
Prosecutor Kim Parker: “Hopefully this sends a clear message that his type of conduct is not acceptable.”
Public Defender Rudy: “Everything we had, since day one, we were aiming for the manslaughter.” Then the judge give not give the jury the option of voluntary manslaughter. “It was crushing,” Rudy said.
Sentencing is set for March 9th.
Now, on to the federal investigation under the FACE act.
NOTE – Quotes via Wichita Eagle reporter: @rsylvester on Twitter