Fall Resentencing set for Killer of Kansas Abortion Provider

KSAL StaffSeptember 14, 2016

The man convicted of killing abortion provider George Tiller will face a new jury which will be tasked this fall with deciding how long he must stay in prison before he is eligible for parole.

Sedgwick County District Court records show resentencing procedures for Scott Roeder have been set to begin Nov. 28. A status conference is scheduled Sept. 21.

Roeder’s life sentence with no chance of parole for 50 years was among many vacated after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that juries, not judges, must decide whether to increase punishment.

Jurors must decide whether to resentence him to at least 50 or 25 years before being eligible for parole. Prosecutors are seeking a second Hard 50 prison sentence, while the defense contends the lesser term is sufficient.

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