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Jan 27, 2010 1:17 PM by Associated Press

Judge asks for decorum in abortion shooting case

The judge in the trial for the man accused of killing Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has warned people in the courtroom about "proper decorum."

District Judge Warren Wilbert said the case was likely headed "to more of the emotional aspects of the trial" and he wouldn't tolerate any outbursts.

The state's case against Scott Roeder is expected to wrap up Wednesday. Much of the testimony has been seen as a for-the-record recitation of facts of Tiller's death and the suspect's movements beforehand and afterward. Roeder has publicly confessed to the killing, but has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Defense attorneys are to begin presenting their case Thursday. They are expected to argue that Roeder believed killing Tiller would save unborn children.

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