Kansas vs. Roeder

Jury selection has begun in the case of Kansas vs. Scott Roeder who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller.

Roeder is a noted anti-abortion activist who prosecutors claim planned the killing. Tiller was a doctor who performed late-term abortions. Jury selection is closed to the public. The defense is trying to build a case for voluntary manslaughter which in Kansas is “the unreasonable but honest belief that circumstances existed that justified deadly force. The difference between a conviction for manslaughter verses murder could mean the difference between Roeder serving life and possibly only five years in prison.” (In Session Blog).

I will update with more when I know more.

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