The Kansas City man convicted of gunning down Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller will be sentenced today.
Scott Roeder, 52, goes before Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert at 9 a.m. Roeder was found guilty of first-degree murder on Jan. 29 after testifying that he shot Tiller in the forehead on May 31 while Tiller was serving as an usher in his church.
Jurors also convicted Roeder of two counts of aggravated assault for threatening two other ushers who chased him after the shooting.
Tiller was one of a handful of doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions
While Roeder faces a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 25 years, prosecutors said they would request a so-called "Hard 50" sentence, which would require Roeder to serve at least 50 years before he can be considered for parole.
Tiller's family and Roeder will have an opportunity to speak at the sentencing.
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