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A Christian extremist who murdered George Tiller, a doctor who had performed late-term abortions in Kansas, was sentenced to life in prison yesterday. Scott Roeder, 52, shot the 67-year-old physician during a Sunday service at Tiller’s church last year.

CNN reported that before his sentencing, Roeder blasted Tiller, quoted the Bible at length and argued the slaying was justified because he was protecting the unborn.

“The blood of babies is on your hands!” Roeder yelled at prosecutors as bailiffs led him from the courtroom.

Tiller’s family decided to close his clinic last year.

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