In an audio interview posted Monday on YouTube, Scott Roeder said he had little sympathy for his victim George Tiller's family. He explained, "if you could have sympathy for a hit man's family, that is the sympathy I would have."
Roeder, who is currently awaiting his sentencing hearing, said of Tiller's family, "If they would have talked the man into stopping his practice many years ago, this would not have had to happen." Here he echoes statements he made to the AP last year — he said Tiller's wife Jeanne should have prayed to get her husband to stop performing abortions. Roeder also disputes a claim that he was heard to say "Lord forgive me" after shooting Tiller. He says,