(Wichita Eagle) A Sedgwick County judge said Wednesday that he won’t let the resentencing of physician George Tiller’s killer become a “general discussion or political forum on abortion.”
“We’re not going to talk about how many abortions are performed in the state of Kansas, how many were performed in Wichita, Kansas. … Things of that nature are just so inflammatory and doesn’t have any bearing on Mr. (Scott) Roeder’s thought process on the day he walked into that church,” District Judge Warren Wilbert said during the latest court hearing addressing legal matters leading up to the start of Roeder’s Nov. 28 trial.
“I’m prepared to let Mr. Roeder pontificate for two or three days (on the stand) if that’s what he wants to do. This is his mitigation phase of the trial. It’s his resentencing.”
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