TILLER'S KILLER ARRESTED! …Update: Scott Roeder Arrested- Has Record …Update: Member of Anarchist Group
The body of Dr. George Tiller is removed from the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kan., Sunday, May 31, 2009. The attorney for Tiller says the late-term abortion provider was shot and killed at his church in Wichita. (AP/Orlin Wagner)
George Tiller’s killer was arrested today on Interstate 35.
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the suspect on I-35 between the two main Gardner exits around 1:30 p.m. He surrendered without incident. He is in custody of Gardner police and Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies.
The goon went inside a church and shot Tiller while his wife was singing in the choir.
The suspect in this morning’s fatal shooting of George Tiller is in custody, according to emergency dispatchers.
Authorities have yet to release more information about the arrest. Wichita police have scheduled a 4 p.m. news conference to discuss the case.
Tiller, 67, was shot just after 10 a.m. in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th, where he was a member of the congregation. Witnesses, a city official and a police source confirmed Tiller was the victim.
Police had said they were looking for white male who was driving a 1990s powder blue Ford Taurus with Kansas license plate 225 BAB. The vehicle is registered to an owner in Merriam, which is in the Kansas City area.
Hat Tip BabbaZee and BG
Russ made a good point earlier:
Despite peoples’ wishes, I think we’re going to find out that Tiller’s murderer was indeed associated, albeit on the fringes, with some sort of pro-life organization.
That association will indeed be used to tar the entirety of the pro-life movement, in precisely the same way that the entirety of Islam wasn’t after 9/11, or the Left in general wasn’t after a Weather Underground bombing.
Don’t kid yourselves. The odds of Tiller having been murdered for any reason other than his “medical” practice are vanishingly small.
Far Left blogger Andrew Sullivan is already blaming the Christianists.
The last murder of an abortion provider was more than 10 years ago back in 1998.
That changed today.
The Other McCain has more.
UPDATE: Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies stopped killer Scott Roeder on I-35 between the two main Gardner exits around 1:30 p.m. He surrendered without incident. Deputies did not find any weapons on him.
Scott Roeder is sentenced to sixteen months in state prison for parole violations following a 1996 conviction for having bomb components in his car trunk. Roeder, a sovereign citizen and tax protester, violated his parole by not filing tax returns or providing his social security number to his employer.
He is a pro-lifer, except when he kills abortionists:
This is a reply he had at the Operation Rescue Site:
Scott Roeder Says:
May 19th, 2007 at 4:34 pm
Bleass everyone for attending and praying in May to bring justice to Tiller and the closing of his death camp.
Sometime soon, would it be feasible to organize as many people as possible to attend Tillers church (inside, not just outside) to have much more of a presence and possibly ask questions of the Pastor, Deacons, Elders and members while there? Doesn’t seem like it would hurt anything but bring more attention to Tiller.
His comment has since been removed from Operation Rescue’s website.
UPDATE 3: Scott Roeder was convicted back in 1996 on bomb charges.
This guy was a nut… and a killer.
UPDATE 4: Roeder was a “Freemen” member:
Topeka, Kan. – Preliminary hearing for Scott Roeder, Freemen member charged with possessing bomb parts.
The Freemen are a radical anti-government group.
UPDATE 5: Roeder was on the FBI’s list as a Freeman member back in 1996 when he was arrested: