Er, the guy shot a man down in cold blood in front of dozens of witnesses, and admitted it later. Not sure how he could "prove his innocence" in this case....
Let's face it - Roeder committed murder, and was not "pro-life." Sure, the man he killed was a disgusting, reprehensible piece of human garbage, but that doesn't give Roeder the right to kill him.
Would you have a right to kill hitler in the 1930’s, given a chance?
Or would it be wrong, because it was illegal?
“Er, the guy shot a man down in cold blood in front of dozens of witnesses, and admitted it later. Not sure how he could “prove his innocence” in this case....”
If the defense is “justifiable homicide” then being technically guilty of the act doesn’t come into it.
Kansas didn’t allow for that kind of defense apparently, so Roeder will have to be satisfied being judged by a “higher authority.” As will we all.
ok... I’m sorry to pick your comment for my response, but I can’t stand it anymore. I know I maybe justifying vigilanism here, but so be it.
Scott Roeder had the will to do what must have been done. There is no reason why a murder like Tiller should evade the law and continue his murder. Now, regardless of that ideal, The trial was reprehensible. The judge did not allow a charge of “voluntary manslaughter”, which under Kansas law, as I understand it, could be sought, to be raised. In that case, where there is a legitamate but unreasonable moral belief (like Roeder’s) to take out someone from society because of the heinous physical harm they have done to society, the conviction should not have been of first degree (cold-blooded) murder. This was morally motivated.
To say that this man should be treated like a normal murderer is just plain wrong. the only way to make this trial an unbiased one is to resolve the issue of late-term abortion, which, in several states, is ILLEGAL. The local courts were the wrong place for this trial.
I am glad Roeder killed Tiller. It was about time. He has now saved thousands of unborn children. This trial should be appealed and the state (or jury selectors) sued. I will continue to support Roeder.