Possible Manslaughter Defense in Abortion Killer's Trial

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What looked like the straightforward trial in Wichita, Kansas has been thrown into chaos by a judge's ruling. Scott Roeder confessed to shooting Dr. George Tiller to death in a crowded church last year. Tiller was known to perform late-term abortions. Last week, Judge Warren Wilbert said Roeder's defense could argue that he committed manslaughter, rather than first-degree murder because he believed he was saving the lives of innocent children. Leonard Zeskind is president of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights.



  • Leonard Zeskind - President, Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights


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