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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
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Slain abortion doc's practice reopening

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The building that housed a slain abortion provider's practice in Wichita, Kan., is set to reopen and doctors will resume the procedure, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 31, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
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Abortion doctor killer gets 'Hard 50' term

Abortion doctor killer gets 'Hard 50' term

WICHITA, Kan., April 1 (UPI) -- The killer of a Wichita, Kan., doctor who performed late-term abortions, was sentenced Thursday to at least 50 years without parole.

Roeder: No sympathy for Tiller's family

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder, convicted of killing a Wichita, Kan., abortion provider, says he has no pity for the family of Dr. George Tiller.

Fed probe of Roeder may find accomplices

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A federal investigation of Kansas abortion doctor killer Scott Roeder could shed light on possible accomplices, an expert says.

Murder jury ignored abortion question

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A juror in the Kansas trial of a man found guilty of murdering abortion doctor George Tiller said the subject of abortion did not figure in deliberations.

Roeder lawyer not surprised at verdict

WITCHITA, Kan., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The guilty verdict issued to the killer of Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller wasn't surprising, his attorney says.

Jury convicts abortion doctor's killer

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A jury in Wichita, Kan., deliberated for 37 minutes Friday before convicting the anti-abortion activist who admitted killing Dr. George Tiller.

Defendant: I killed doctor to save babies

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The jury in the Kansas abortion killing trial cannot consider whether Scott Roeder believed he was saving lives by taking Dr. George Tiller's, a judge says.

Judge rules on witness in Tiller killing

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The judge in the trial of a man accused of murdering an abortion provider in Wichita, Kan., says he struck one defense witness and delayed ruling on another.

Witness details threat in church shooting

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A 51-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an abortion provider in a church in Wichita, Kan., also threatened an usher, a witness testified Monday.
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On May 31, 2009, George Tiller, a physician from Wichita, Kansas who was nationally known for being one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late-term abortions, was shot and killed by Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion activist. Tiller was killed during a Sunday morning service at his church, where he was serving as an usher. Multiple action groups and media figures have labeled Tiller's killing an act of domestic terrorism, and an assassination.

Roeder was arrested within three hours of the shooting and charged with first-degree murder and related crimes two days later. In November 2009 Roeder publicly confessed to the killing, telling the Associated Press that he had shot Tiller because "preborn children's lives were in imminent danger." Roeder was found guilty of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault on January 29, 2010, and sentenced to life without parole for 50 years on April 1, 2010.

George Tiller was killed on May 31, 2009, shot to death during worship services at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, where he was serving as an usher. The church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Tiller was shot in the head at point blank range; he was wearing body armor, as he had been since 1998, when the FBI told him he was being targeted by anti-abortion militants. After threatening two others who tried to prevent his departure, the gunman fled in a car. Witnesses described the vehicle as a powder-blue 1993 Ford Taurus.

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