June 10, 2009
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The group that tried for years to put slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller out of business is interested in buying his now-closed clinic in Wichita, its president said, but an attorney for the doctor rejected the idea as a publicity stunt. Operation Rescue president Troy Newman said that his group has discussed the idea of buying the tan, windowless clinic in east Wichita. He made the comment after the Tiller family announced Tuesday that the clinic would be closed permanently.
June 2, 2009
by Kim Hynes (WICHITA, Kan.) The US Department of Homeland Security recently issued a report labeling some abortion opponents as extremists, who operate on hatred and fear. Abortion is just one of the many issues pointed out in the report. Read the Report The report generated a lot of outrage among anti-abortion groups. But since the shooting of abortion Dr. George Tiller, some wonder if more emphasis should be put on extreme abortion opponents. "He was determined that if the abortion doctor killed the baby then he didn't have any right to live either, it was justifiable," said Scott Roeder's ex-wife Lindsey.
January 27, 2010
by Cliff Judy (WICHITA, Kan.) Scott Roeder will take the stand in his own defense on Thursday, and attorneys may hand the murder trial over to jurors by the weekend. Roeder has admitted to killing Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller while Tiller served as an usher at his east Wichita church. Roeder is charged with first degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Prosecutors likely called their last witness Wednesday morning, but some of the most significant activity of the day may have come during the afternoon.
January 5, 2010
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has received a defense subpoena to testify at the trial of the man charged with killing one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers. Kline was among the first abortion opponents to publicly condemn the shooting of Dr. George Tiller last May 31 at a Wichita church. Fifty-one-year-old Scott Roeder of Kansas City, Mo., is set to go on trial Jan. 11 on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault.
January 6, 2010
By Christina Taylor (WICHITA, Kan.) Dozens of potential jurors show up in Sedgwick County Court Wednesday afternoon in the the first step in the trial of Scott Roeder. Roeder's charged with killing Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. More than 130 potential jurors went to court to begin filling out questionnaires in the case. Next week, smaller groups of the potential jurors will be called back. That's when lawyers from the prosecution and defense will question people in person.
July 27, 2009
by Cliff Judy (WICHITA, Kan.) Prosecutors say he shot and killed a Wichita late-term abortion provider. On Tuesday, we'll find out what evidence prosecutors have against Scott Roeder. Roeder is expected in a Sedgwick County Courtroom for his preliminary hearing accused of killing Dr. George Tiller in May. Tiller was serving as an usher at his east Wichita church when he was shot. He was one of the few doctors in the nation to perform late-term abortions. Judge Warren Wilbert is the presiding judge in Roeder's case and will decide whether there's enough evidence to send Roeder to trial for one count of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.