Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder for killing George Tiller

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A Wichita jury found confessed killer Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder for killing Wichita abortion provider George Tiller.

The jury also found Roeder guilty of two counts of aggravated assault against two witnesses.

The state will be seeking a “hard 50” sentence.

Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Friday morning.

On Thursday, Roeder testified that he killed Tiller at a church service last May.

Attorneys for Tiller’s family issued the following statement on behalf of Tiller’s wife, Jeanne Tiller, and family:

“The family of Dr. George Tiller would like to thank the jury, District Attorney Nola Foulston and her office and law enforcement for their service in this difficult matter.  Once again, a Sedgwick County jury has reached a just verdict.  We also want to thank George’s countless friends and supporters in Wichita and around the country who have offered their comfort.

At this time we hope that George can be remembered for his legacy of service to women, the help he provided for those who needed it and the love and happiness he provided us as a husband, father and grandfather.”

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