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Unformatted text preview: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Posted on Sun, Jan. 31, 2010 Roeder jury foreman: Abortion not jurors' concern in verdict BY TIM POTTER The Wichita Eagle In some people's minds, the abortion issue is forever entwined with Scott Roeder's killing of George Tiller. But abortion never came up in jurors' brief deliberations Friday at the end of Roeder's trial, the jury foreman said in an interview Saturday with The Eagle. "It was never spoken of," said the 54-year-old, whose first service as a juror came in a trial that drew reporters and activists on both sides of the abortion issue from coast to coast. He said the jury discussed only the question of whether Roeder was guilty of first-degree murder for shooting Tiller while Tiller served as an usher in his Wichita church, and whether Roeder was guilty of aggravated assault for pointing a handgun at two people who tried to block his escape. Because of security concerns, the juror asked that his name not be used. He said he didn't want to take any chances that someone might lash out against him....
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