Police Investigating Tiller Murder Suspect

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Authorities are searching for more information about the man accused of killing late-term abortion Dr. George Tiller in his church Sunday morning.

Police arrested 51-year-old Scott Roeder near Kansas City, Missouri a few hours after the church shooting. Roeder is behind bars on suspicion of murder.

This is not the first time he has faced criminal charges. Roeder appeared in court in 1996 after police found bomb components in his car.

Murder charges are still pending in the Tiller case.

As police search for answers in Tiller's murder, pro-life groups asking the Obama administration not to overact as they say former President Bill Clinton did after shootings in abortion clinics during his administration.

Lindsey Roeder, the suspect's ex-wife, is also speaking out against the crime.

"I think he needs to stay in prison for the rest of his life," she said. "I think he needs mental help. I think he thinks he's right, and that he was justified in doing what he's done."

"Fifty-one percent of Americans are now pro-life," said Generation Life's Katelyn Marinez. "To label the majority, not for what they believe and say and how they act, but because of one man who acted completely contrary to the life stance is both wrong and intolerant.

Tiller has reportedly performed more than 60,000 abortions during his career.

CBN News interviewed Jeffery Hawking, the executive director of the Church Security Network about precautions all churches should be taking, especially when hot button issues are involved.

"Gay rights, abortion, creation, all are highly charged emotional subjects," he said. "Whether the church is pro or con, they are taking a stance on it, or they have someone who has taking a stance on it, they become higher risk and have greater threats.  In this particular case, I don't understand why people are surprised.  Why they think this wouldn't happen in the church, I don't understand that," Hawking continued.

 

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