More Violence Looms, Warns Suspect in Tiller Slaying

'Many other similar events planned'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 7, 2009 2:16 PM CDT
More Violence Looms, Warns Suspect in Tiller Slaying
Scott Roeder makes his first court appearance via a video link from the Sedgwick County Jail on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 in Wichita, Kan.   (AP Photo/Jaime Oppenheimer, Pool)

The man charged in the shooting death of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller warned today that more violence is possible. Scott Roeder, being held on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in Tiller's killing one week ago, called the AP from jail. "I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal," Roeder said.

He would not elaborate. Tiller was shot while serving as an usher at the Lutheran church he attended. Asked if he shot Tiller, Roeder replied that he could not comment about that and said he needed to clear everything with his lawyer. Roeder was far more talkative about his treatment at the Sedgwick County jail, complaining about "deplorable conditions in solitary.”
(Read more Scott Roeder stories.)

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