Judge considering request to move trial of George Tiller’s alleged killer

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Tuesday is going to be a big day for the man charged with killing Kansas abortion provider George Tiller.

Judge Warren Wilbert is scheduled to hear several pretrial motions Tuesday morning, including Scott Roeder‘s request for a change of venue and whether Roeder can use the “necessity defense,” arguing Tiller had to die to save the lives of unborn babies.

Roeder’s trial is about a month away, with jury selection scheduled for January 11, 2010, and expected to last a week. Roeder’s actual trial is likely to begin January 19 and last two weeks.

In early November, Roeder reportedly confessed to killing Tiller in an interview with the Associated Press.

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