This was entirely pre-meditated and therefore first degree murder.
The legal what if is what if he was killed in during the act of performing a late stage abortion? Would that protection or intense at the moment rage that wasn’t pre-meditated be 2nd degree murder?
I’m not defending him or saying he should have done it a different way than he did but wondering under what conditions this wouldn’t have been first degree murder.
Now this is more truth than the American people can stand.
“We just attended a funeral for a family friend that went “a little crazy” because his daughter went against his wishes (decades ago) and ended the life of her child through abortion.”
I will immediately commit suicide if anyone in my family goes in for an abortion. If my own child does it...oh that’s right...I will NEVER bring a child into a world infected by leftist demons.
“...but abortion does indeed drive some people “nuts,” and Roeder evidently wasn’t able to explain that the tens of thousands of babies that Tiller killed, may have done just that to him. It was grossly unfair that he did not get to state his case in that regard.”
Just like the terrorists don’t get to explain that the treatment of Palestinians drives them “nuts.” Some things the law is just not going to recognize as an excuse.
To take a child's life shortly before it's 1st breath (you probably know Tiller was a late term exterminator, as is a buddy of his who rattled on in a rather demented way in an interview today) is indeed a heinous sin and a crime against humanity. I will not grieve his death, but I won't glorify Roeder's actions either.
I don't know if his attorney tried a temporary insanity plea, or if it would have been a waste, seeing as Roeder seemed quite lucid and unrepentent.
FWIW, I believe that Satan clouded his judgment once his grief at the lives lost overwhelmed him.
Had Mr Roeder been able to keep his wits about him, there are other ways to permanently restrain the baby killer, such as disabling the hands that had killed so many. They would be a constant reminder that our bodies are on loan while we live by the grace of God, and hands that perform Satan's work can be as easily taken back by He who created them.
It would still be a sin, but it wouldn't be a win for Satan, and it would have given Tiller the rest of his life to repent, which would have served to weaken the beast.
This note has a great deal of speculation, as I was not there or a mind reader - I don't rule out Roeder having a vision and sacrificing himself so that God's Will be done, neither do I propose it.
I pray this was His Will, and that He brings Understanding, Contemplation, and Healing, as far as this news travels.