A self-proclaimed born-again Christian who believes all abortions are a sin told his trial for murder today that he shot dead an abortion doctor in Wichita, Kansas, to protect unborn children.
Scott Roeder said he had bought a .22-caliber Taurus gun and ammunition on 30 May 2009, the day before he shot George Tiller, and practiced target shooting with his brother. Then he checked into a motel in Wichita, and the next day followed Tiller to the church in the town where the doctor was an usher.
His defense lawyer asked: “Did you go and shoot Dr Tiller?”
Roeder replied: “Yes.”