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June 4, 2009 1:19 PM

Why Kansas D.A. can't seek the death penalty in Tiller case

Sedgewick County District Attorney Nola Foulston has said she will not seek the death penalty for Scott Roeder, the accused murderer of abortion provider George Tiller. The reason lies in Kansas law, which allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty only when a killing involves specific circumstances. None of those circumstances apply in the Tiller case, Foulston said.

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