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[Updated at 6:55 p.m.] Roeder will not be eligible for parole for 50 years. He was facing a minimum mandatory life sentence but a Kansas judge had the power to decide whether he could be eligible for parole after 25 years or after 50 years.
[Posted at 6:51 p.m.] Scott Roeder, the man convicted of killing a Kansas doctor in May 2009, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
Roeder was convicted in January of murdering George Tiller after jurors deliberated only 37 minutes. Tiller was shot to death in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas, as Sunday services began. He operated a clinic in Wichita where late-term abortions were performed.