Feds to Probe Murder of Abortion Doc

Suspect may have broken 1994 law regulating clinic access
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2009 4:16 PM CDT
Feds to Probe Murder of Abortion Doc
Scott Roeder makes his first court appearance via a video link from the Sedgwick County Jail.   (AP Photo/Jaime Oppenheimer, Pool)

Federal investigators have opened a probe into the murder of abortion provider George Tiller, the AP reports. The Justice Department’s civil rights division will decide if Scott Roeder violated a federal law imposing criminal penalties for harmful conduct against abortion providers and patients. In a brief jailhouse phone interview, Roeder complained of “being treated as a criminal.”
(Read more George Tiller stories.)

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