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Judge: Resentencing of Doctor’s Killer Won’t Be ‘A Circus’

KSAL StaffSeptember 23, 2016

A Kansas judge says he won’t allow the resentencing of a man convicted of killing abortion provider George Tiller to turn into a “political forum on abortion” or “a circus.”

The Wichita Eagle  reports that Judge Warren Wilbert made the comments Wednesday while preparing for the start of Scott Roeder’s Nov. 28 trial.

Roeder says he shot Tiller in 2009 in an attempt to end abortion.

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 want the longer sentence and the defense the lesser term.

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