Wednesday, 10 February 2010

So not a hit man

And even if he was a hitman what kind of human being wouldn't feel some compassion and sympathy for their family?

Oh, but you don't know what I'm talking about because you probably couldn't have guessed that Scott Roeder, the American convicted of murdering abortion doctor George Tiller, is an unrepetant arse.

Roeder, 51, was convicted Jan. 29 of first-degree murder for shooting Dr. George Tiller last May as the doctor served as an usher at his Wichita church. He also was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault for threatening two ushers who tried to stop him after the shooting.

He will be sentenced March 9.

Roeder told Leach in the phone conversation that he would struggle to summon any sympathy for Tiller's widow and four adult children.

"The fact that George Tiller was involved in the practice that he was, similar to that of a hit man, if you could have sympathy for a hit man's family that is the sympathy I would have," Roeder said. "But every day, George Tiller did not have any sympathy for his victims."

Lee Thompson, attorney for the Tiller family, said he had not heard the recording and would not comment on it.

The recording illustrates an undercurrent of anger among fringe anti-abortion activists against the slain doctor's family, with some saying Jeanne Tiller is as culpable as her husband for the abortions at his Wichita clinic.

The article chronicles some of the other nastiness that has been directed at Tiller's family. Talk about blaming the victim. Very awful indeed.


Psycho Milt said...

...similar to that of a hit man...

Unbelievably rich, coming from a guy who executed his unsuspecting victim at close range with a shot to the head.

Boganette said...

Yeah it doesn't surprise me those anti-abortionists are scum. I just find it ironic they call themselves pro-life.