Jury Empanelled In Tiller Criminal Case

Wichita, KS – The jury was selected today to hear the criminal case against late-term abortionist George Tiller, who is charged with 19 counts of violating a provision of the Kansas ban on post-viability abortions.

Eight people were selected for the jury and will hear all the evidence. After the evidence is presented in the case, two of the jurors will be designated as alternates. Six people will then decide the case. The jury is comprised of four men and four women whose ages vary from young adult to the elderly and retired.

In order to protect the sanctity of this case, Operation Rescue will not publish the names or personal information about the jurors.

Tiller has requested the special privilege of a twelve person jury, but that motion was denied.

Tiller is charged with 19 counts of having committed late-term abortions without the referral of a second Kansas physician who was unaffiliated with him. Tiller instead used abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus to sign off on each abortion. The Attorney General’s office says that they can prove that Neuhaus and Tiller were legally and financially affiliated.

The abortions in question were done on women and girls as old as 24 and as young as 10 years of age. The pregnancies that were aborted were between 25 and 30 weeks gestation.

“We are placing our confidence not in the court or the jury or any work of man, but in the Divine justice of an Almighty God. The outcome of this trial rests in His hands,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We encourage everyone who can to come to Wichita and join us in praying for justice during the trial next week.”

Operation Rescue will be in the court room throughout the trial. We encourage people to listen to the Bott Radio Network for the daily updates provided by Troy Newman. Operation Rescue will continue to post updates during the court breaks at twitter.com/operationrescue.

  • Tonight there will be prayer at Cornerstone Fellowship, 3520 N. Arkansas Ave. in Wichita at 7:00 PM.
    • Starting on Sunday evening, and on each evening until the trial concludes, there will be prayer rallies held at Living Word Outreach, 3033 S. Hillside in Wichita at 7 PM.
      • Starting Monday, March 23, there will be prayer outside the Sedgwick County Court at 8:00 AM each day until the conclusion of the trial.
        • ANNE ROBERTSOn

          I do hope that it comes to light the questionable events surrounding the death (after receiving an abortion at Tiller’s clinic) of the young woman who is known to have the mental maturity of, I believe it was someone the age of 7 years. It did not seem to me that anyone had reported the obvious abuse of this young woman that had to have taken place in order for her to become pregnant. I believe I recall that her parents received an unknown sum of money from Tiller after the unfortunate and tragic death of this innocent young woman. In light of this it seems to me that her parents seem to have conflicting emotions about the death of their daughter. If it had been my daughter I would have wanted a full investigation into how my daughter ended up dying after an abortion and would not have accepted a sum of money to apparently keep the whole affair private and out of the glare of the media. One has to wonder who the father of the infant was who was aborted that day. I personally have my suspicion but it is only suspicion so I will keep it to myself.

        • Mariann Evans

          Were you there during voir dire, why only eight people, why not 12? Want Pat Mahoney to answer this he’s an attorney. I am praying for you to achieve justice in this case.

        • Mariann Evans

          Were you there during voir dire of the jury? Why are there only 8 persons? Why not 12? How is Rev. Pat Mahoney? He’s an attorney, can he second chair? Or do any research for the prosecutorial team? I’m praying for him and for you all please be resolute, bold and impassioned.