George Tiller

The man who killed a Kansas abortion provider has his sentence reduced

The man who killed a Kansas abortion provider has his sentence reduced

 The man who seven years ago ambushed and fatally shot one of the few U.S. doctors performing late-term abortions was given a more lenient sentence Wednesday of at least 25 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

At a surprise resentencing hearing, prosecutors withdrew their request that Scott Roeder serve at least 50 years before parole eligibility. Roeder also was sentenced to an additional two years for aggravated assault for threatening two church ushers as he fled.

Roeder was convicted in January 2010 of premeditated first-degree murder for killing Dr. George Tiller. On May 31, 2009, Roeder shot Tiller  in a Wichita church foyer as the doctor served...

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