• Scott Roeder Convicted of First Degree Murder

    Good news out of Kansas today: Scott Roeder — abortion activist, religious zealot, terrorist, murderer — is going to jail forever just like he should

    Reporting from Wichita, Kan. – In a trial that never became the referendum on abortion that some abortion foes wanted, Scott Roeder, a 51-year-old airport shuttle driver, was convicted today of murdering George Tiller, one the nation's few physicians who performed late-term abortions.

    The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for only 37 minutes. Roeder faces life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder.

    Only 37 minutes? I think that's a typo. That sentence should probably read "The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for a whole 37 minutes, which seems like way way too much time." That makes more sense.

    Don't get me wrong, unlike Liz Cheney, I believe that people accused of crimes have rights and should not just be thrown into jail like this is medieval Europe or some shit. But, c'mon, 37 minutes seems like an excessive amount of time for this decision.

    What probably happened is that they deliberated for 7 minutes and then watched an episode of 30 Rock, because that show has been really killing it lately. Do you think Jack and Nancy will ever get together for real? I really want to, but I don't. But, who knows, maybe I'm wrong.

    Anyway, Scott Roeder. Looks like that guy's gonna rot in jail. Good.

    Tags: Abortion, Christianity, George Tiller, Kansas, Religion, Scott Roeder, Terrorism


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