WICHITA | Prospective jurors in the murder trial of the man charged with killing a Wichita abortion doctor were being questioned in open court Thursday for the first time.
The initial phase of jury selection for the trial of Scott Roeder had taken place behind closed doors for nearly six days in Sedgwick County District Court. Roeder is accused of fatally shooting George Tiller last May 31 at a Wichita church.
Reporters were allowed into the courtroom Thursday afternoon for the first time as questioning of the 48 remaining panel members continued.
Under questioning by prosecutors Thursday, all of the prospective jurors said that they had no views or religious beliefs that would keep them from voting guilty if the evidence supported such a verdict.