Judge ponders whether Tiller’s alleged killer used force in ‘defense of others’

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A Sedgwick County judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Scott Roeder, the man who confessed to reporters that he killed Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, can present evidence claiming he used force in defense of another.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Judge Warren Wilbert has scheduled a January 8 hearing to take up the matter.

Last week, Wilbert ruled that Roeder cannot use the so-called “necessity defense,” arguing killing Tiller

was justified to save fetuses that would have been aborted.

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