January 12, 2010

THE LAW SEEMS RATHER CLEAR:

Judge Declines to Stop Scott Roeder Manslaughter Defense in George Tiller Trial (Steven Ertelt, January 12, 2010, LifeNews.com)

Roeder has been charged with first-degree murder and lesser assault charges for waving a gun at two church members and threatening them on the way out of the church after the shooting.[...]

[H]is defense attorneys are asking that they be allowed to mount a manslaughter defense on his behalf, employing a rarely-used section of Kansas law.

Voluntary manslaughter is defined in Kansas law as ''an unreasonable but honest belief that circumstances existed that justified deadly force.''

In legal papers today, Roeder's attorneys said Tiller "presented a clear danger to unborn children."

Today, Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert refused a second time to block the request for the manslaughter defense.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2010 7:51 PM
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