Scott Roeder, the man who killed Dr. George Tiller, has been found guilty of first degree
murder. The jury deliberated for only 37 minutes before handing down the verdict. Roeder has also been convicted of aggravated assault. He faces life imprisonment.
Dr. Tiller's family's lawyer put out the following statement:
The family of Dr. George Tiller would like to thank the jury, District Attorney Nola Foulston and her office and law enforcement for their service in this difficult matter. Once again, a Sedgwick County jury has reached a just verdict. We also want to thank George’s countless friends and supporters in Wichita and around the country who have offered their comfort.
At this time we hope that George can be remembered for his legacy of service to women, the help he provided for those who needed it and the love and happiness he provided us as a husband, father and grandfather.