Testimony has ended for the day. The trial continues at 9 a.m. Monday.
Veterinarian Paul Ryding, who attended George Tiller's church, stayed on the stand longer than any witness during the trial's first day.
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Ryding gave Tiller first aid the Sunday morning Tiller was shot. Ryding said he arrived at Tiller "within seconds" of the shooting. He found Tiller unresponsive and not breathing. Ryding continued to try to revive Tiller until police and paramedics arrived.
He underwent a vigorous cross-examination by public defender Mark Rudy.
The trial will resume shortly after jurors return from their afternoon break.
The trial stalled for a few moments when defense attorney Mark Rudy thought he heard Paul Ryding say that Roeder seemed to have an agenda of "abortion."
Judge Warren Wilbert sent the jury and witness out of the courtroom and admonished Rudy for bringing up "abortion."
"If the witness opens the door, then you can explore it," Wilbert said. "But it's not open now."
The court reporter read back Rudy's cross-examination. There was no mention in the record of Ryding saying "abortion."
Wilbert said he took it in good faith that the lawyer heard the testimony wrong.
The judge admonished Rudy about using the "a-word."
Paul Ryding said he'd seen Scott Roeder attend the church about six months before the shooting.
"He did not participate in any part of the worship service," Ryding said.
Ryding introduced himself. He said Roeder talked in fragmented sentences.
"The conversation was awkward," Ryding said.
Ryding said Roeder "seemed to have an agenda ... and it was not one of worship."
Ryding came to Wichita abortion provider George Tiller's aid that morning.
Ryding described himself as a semiretired equine veterinarian. He and his wife arrived early for Sunday service that morning at Reformation Lutheran Church.
"They were just finishing the opening song, and as I remember there was some percussion in the song," Ryding said. "I heard a report that sounded like a gunshot."
"'Something terrible has happened,' " Ryding testified that his wife said. "'You better go help.' "
Ryding went to the foyer and found Tiller shot in the head. Ryding tried to clear Tiller's airway and attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
"You never give up," Ryding said. "You're always going to try. I was aware this might not work. But I wasn't going to do nothing."
On cross-examination, public defender Steve Osburn asked officer Shirkey:
Knowing you might be entering a hostile situation, "You take your camera in?"
"You betcha, along with my gun," Shirkey said.
Shirkey said she always takes a camera into those kinds of situations to get fresh photos of the crime scene.
Wichita police officer Valerie Shirkey testified that she met Paul Ryding, a doctor who attended church. He had been giving CPR to Wichita abortion provider George Tiller. Ryding's face was covered with blood.
One of the tables had been moved from where Tiller had been shot to allow people to give the doctor aid.
Shirkey had brought a camera into the church from her patrol car. She began documenting the crime scene in photos that were shown to the jury.
Tiller's family members turned away from the pictures and bowed their heads during graphic testimony.
Shirkey was at Central and Hillside when she received the call about the shooting at Reformation Lutheran on May 31.
Shirkey said it was a typical spring Sunday morning. Everything had been quiet, until she got the call.
"The dispatcher asked our immediate supervisor to call ASAP," she said.
Over the police computer they were notified that George Tiller had been shot.
Shirkey said that Tiller wasn't breathing when police arrived.
"He was laying in a pool of blood, and I noticed he had a gunshot wound to his head," Shirkey said.
The police let one paramedic into the church to check and confirm what they already feared: Tiller was dead.
Judge Wilbert recessed court for the lunch break. Testimony is scheduled to resume at 1:30 p.m. CST.
After entering the church, Landon said he asked about the man lying on the floor.
"It's George Tiller," someone said.
Wichita police officer Erik Landon, the first officer on the scene, ushered people into another room. He secured the scene, making sure it was safe for emergency medical crews.
Landon radioed that Tiller was "Code Blue," meaning near death, the officer said.
The officer found a shell casing near the doctor's body.
Landon got the call of a shooting at a church at 10:03 a.m. the morning of May 31.
Landon rushed to the address, 7601 E. 13th St., where he arrived four minutes later.
Landon was the first officer to arrive. A man met him and accompanied him inside.
"I didn't know who the victim was," Landon said.
Kathy Wegner said on cross-examination by the defense that she was about 40 feet from Wichita abortion provider George Tiller during the shooting May 31.
She had originally told police 50-60 feet but later "I walked it off," she told public defender Steve Osburn.
Wegner said after she got off the phone with 911, she saw Jeanne Tiller walk out of the sanctuary.
Wegner heard a scream.
"I just stood there holding my arms," she said.
Wegner, a youth director at the church where Tiller went, testified about the morning he was shot.
Wegner would make the 911 call after seeing Tiller fall just after 10 a.m.
Wegner said she and her daughter Allison arrived at the church around 10. She knew that because St. George's Orthodox Church across the street chimed the time.
Kathy and Allison Wegner were trying to set up a table for a youth fundraiser that morning. While carrying the table, Wegner saw Tiller walking out of the sanctuary.
"Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a flash and heard what sounded like a balloon popping," Wegner testified.
"I saw Dr. Tiller fall flat on his back," she said, breaking into tears.
A man stood over Tiller, still holding a gun. She then saw him run.
Within minutes, dispatchers had traced the car to Scott Roeder.
Emergency workers arrived and had to wait for police to say that the building was safe and secure before they entered, Diane Gage, director of Sedgwick County communications, testified.
Tiller was pronounced dead at 10:13:07, according to call logs.
The Scott Roeder jury just heard Wegner's 911 call from the church.
"Dr. George Tiller has been shot at Reformation Lutheran Church," a woman's voice is heard.
"Dr. Tiller has been shot?" the operator said.
"Yes!" the woman said, crying. "At Reformation Lutheran."
The caller gave a description of the shooter as a balding man in a white shirt and slacks fleeing the building.
Officers were dispatched at 10:03:41, said Gage.
A minute later, another call came in providing the license plate number of a Ford Taurus, Kansas Tag 225B, heading west on 13th Street.
District Attorney Nola Foulston outlined the state's case against Scott Roeder this morning in the killing of Tiller.
Foulston said Tiller and his wife, Jeanne, had just returned from a week's vacation when they went to their church, Reformation Lutheran, the morning of May 31.
Wegner and her daughter Allison had arrived at the church and were setting up tables in the foyer of the church, Foulston said. Wegner saw Tiller walk out of the sanctuary side door.
Foulston said Wegner will testify that she heard the sound of a crack and saw a flash. Tiller fell to the floor and a man ran out. Wegner ran to the church office to call 911 at 10:02:42.
Gary Hoepner and Keith Martin, two other church members, chased the man as he fled from the church, Foulston said. Thornton Anderson, who was arriving late for services, saw the license plate of a car speeding away. He notified police of the Johnson County plates on the Ford Taurus.
Foulston said police tracked the license plate to Roeder's car. Martin and Hoepner identified Roeder from his driver's license photo.
Roeder was arrested at 1:25 p.m. later that day in Johnson County. His tennis shoes had blood splattered on them, Foulston said, which was later shown to belong to Tiller.
At his Kansas City residence, Foulston said FBI agents found a calendar. Pentecost Sunday, May 31, was circled. Investigators also found a box for a new gun, a Taurus .22 handgun. They traced the weapon to Roeder through a Lawrence pawnshop.
"The gun was never recovered," Foulston said, but investigators were able to trace cartridges fired from the weapon to the gun.
Public defender Steve Osburn said the defense would reserve its opening statements until it presented its case.
The morning began with prosecutors asking a judge to disallow a voluntary manslaughter defense.
"It's the wolf in sheep's clothing," Ann Swegle told the judge.
Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert said it was premature to pre-empt the defense.
"I will vigilantly watch the evidence and try with the best of my ability to make sure the necessity defense doesn't come in through the back door," Wilbert said.
Roeder, 51, said he shot Wichita abortion provider George Tiller on May 31 to protect the unborn.
Under Kansas law, voluntary manslaughter is defined as the "unreasonable belief" that the use of force was necessary.
Jurors were to be sworn in later this morning, and the prosecutors were set to present evidence.
Roeder is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.