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Fair trial possible in Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert was correct in ruling Tuesday that alleged killer Scott Roeder will be tried in Wichita and won't be allowed to argue a "necessity defense" in the case of the slaying of abortion doctor George Tiller. If impartial juries could be assembled in Sedgwick County to handle other high-profile cases, including the one that ended last spring with Tiller's acquittal of misdemeanor charges, an impartial jury can be seated here for Roeder. And the defendant's anti-abortion views can be aired without letting Roeder plow new legal ground arguing that Tiller's occupation, which was lawful, somehow justified his murder.

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