SCOTT ROEDER - AGONY
Freeman Militia Member Arrest (04/17/1996)
A judge set bond at $7,500 for a member of the anti-government freemen organization arrested for the transportion of explosives. Scott Roeder, 38, of Silver Lake, Kansas, is charged with the illegal use of explosives and driving without a current license, tags or any proof of insurance. Officers searched Roeder's car, after pulling him over, they found a small box of explosives materials used to make crude triggring devices. Law enforcement representatives confirm there are about 100 freemen in Shawnee County, an area they refer to as Justus Township approximatley 20 miles Northwest of Topeka. They are closely linked to the Montana based freemen. The kansas branch has been under investigation by several local sheriff's since the group began publishing notices in local papers declaring the formation of its own ``common law court.'' Members use those courts to rid themselves of financial debts and to issue ``show cause orders'' against various public officials whom they say are holding office illegally. However, local investigators say the group has stockpiled arms and ammunition. State and Federal investigators also began monitoring the group recently after Freemen members tried to cash bad checks drawn on what are repported to be ``special collection accounts'' of the U.S. Treasury.
US Abortion - Man convicted of murdering abortion provider
NAME: US ABORTION 20100129I TAPE: EF10/0092 IN_TIME: 10:52:00:07 DURATION: 00:03:26:16 SOURCES: POOL/ABC/AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Wichita - 29 Jan 2010 RESTRICTIONS: See Shotlist SHOTLIST: POOL Wichita, Kansas- 29 January 2010 1. Close-up of Scott Roeder as verdict is read out 2. UPSOUND: (English) court clerk reading jury''s decision: "In the case of Kansas versus Scott Roeder, case 09CR1462, we the jury find the defendant Scott Roeder guilty of the crime of first degree murder. On count 2, we the jury find the defendant Scott Roeder guilty of the crime aggravated assault of Gary Hoepner. Count 3, we the jury find the defendant Scott Roeder guilty of the crime of aggravated assault of Keith Martin, signed by the presiding juror, dated this 29th day of January 2010 at 10:34 am." 3. Pan to jury 4. Close up of Roeder while jurors affirm their verdict ABC - No Access North America/ Internet Wichita, Kansas - May 31, 2009 5. Wide of church 6. Mid shot of church sign 7. Mid shot of church entrance, pushes in and pans as body is wheeled out 8. Close up of sign at Tiller''s clinic 9. Wide of clinic with police car in foreground AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile 10. STILL of George Tiller POOL Wichita, Kansas - 28 January 2010 11. UPSOUND: (English) Scott Roeder, Suspect: Question: "On May 31st 2009, did you go to the Reformation Church to shoot and kill George Tiller? Roeder: Yes." AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile 12. STILL of George Tiller POOL Wichita, Kansas - 29 January 2010 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ann Swegle, prosecution lawyer: "He plotted, he planned it, he carried out a planned assassination and there can be no other verdict in this case. Based on the law that you have been given and the clear evidence that you have received other than guilty and we will ask that you return such a verdict." 14. Wide shot defence attorney Mark Rudy walking to stand 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mark Rudy, defence lawyer: "The state as well as Scott Roeder proved you that he killed Dr. George Tiller; but only you collectively can determine if he murdered George Tiller. No defendant should ever be convicted based upon his convictions. We ask you not to convict the defendant, we''re going to ask you to acquit Scott Roeder of first degree murder." POOL (via Kansas Court) Wichita, Kansas - 31 May 2009 16. Police dash camera video of Roeder with his hands up getting on his knees 17. Roeder being handcuffed and taken away by police STORYLINE: Jurors swiftly convicted an abortion opponent of murder on Friday for shooting dead one of the only doctors to offer late-term abortions in the US, a killing the gunman claimed was justified to save the lives of unborn children. The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Missouri, guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder for putting a gun to the forehead of Dr. George Tiller on 31 May 2009 and pulling the trigger. Defence lawyer Mark Rudy described his case as helpless and hopeless. Roeder faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years when he is sentenced March 9. Prosecutor Nola Foulston said she would pursue a so-called "Hard 50" sentence, which would require Roeder to serve at least 50 years before he can be considered for parole. Tiller''s widow, Jeanne, and the rest of the family quickly exited the courtroom after the verdict. In a statement, Jeanne Tiller said "once again, a Sedgwick County jury has reached a just verdict." The family said it wanted Tiller to be "remembered for his legacy of service to women, the help he provided for those who needed it and the love and happiness he provided us as a husband, father and grandfather." Roeder had confessed publicly before the trial and admitted again on the witness stand that he shot Tiller in the foyer of the Wichita church where the doctor was serving as an usher. He testified he felt the lives of unborn children were in "immediate danger" because of Tiller. During closing arguments earlier on Friday, Rudy urged the jury to reject the murder charge, saying, "no one should be convicted based on his convictions." Rudy mentioned leaders who stood up for their beliefs, including Martin Luther King Jr. Prosecutor Ann Swegle told jurors to use their "common sense" when deliberating and find Roeder guilty based not only on the state''s case but also on Roeder''s own testimony in which he described how he killed Tiller in a "planned assassination." "There could be no other verdict in this case," she said. Roeder also was convicted of aggravated assault for pointing a gun at two ushers at Tiller''s church after the shooting. Roeder''s lawyers were hoping to get a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter for Roeder, a defence that would have required them to show that Roeder had an unreasonable but honest belief that deadly force was justified. Tiller''s Wichita clinic was the focus of many protests and had been under investigation by a former state district attorney who accused the doctor of skirting Kansas'' abortion laws. Roeder was the sole defence witness after the judge barred testimony from two state prosecutors whom the defence subpoenaed in a bid to show Roeder believed Tiller was performing unlawful abortions and was frustrated charges against the doctor had been dismissed in one case. Roeder testified on Thursday that he considered elaborate schemes to stop the doctor, including chopping off his hands, crashing a car into him or sneaking into his home to kill him. Roeder said he went to Reformation Lutheran Church on three other occasions to kill Tiller: once the evening before and once the week before Tiller was shot, and once in 2008, but Tiller was not at the church on those occasions. But in the end, Roeder told jurors, the easiest way was to walk into Tiller''s church, put a gun to the doctor''s forehead and pull the trigger. Prosecutors were careful during the first few days of testimony to avoid the subject of abortion and to focus on the specifics of the shooting. Wilbert said he did not want the trial to become a debate on abortion, but he did allow Roeder to discuss his views on the subject because his lawyers said they were integral to their case.
SCOTT ROEDER-HIT MAN
GUNNED DOWN ABORTION SHOOTING
FTG FOR A JEFFREY KOFMAN CS VO ON THE DEATH OF ABORTION DOCTOR, DR GEORGE TILLER, KILLED IN CHURCH BY SCOTT ROEDER / INTV W/ CENTER FOR HEALTH AND GENDER EQUITY, SERRA SIPPEL
SCOTT ROEDER - DENIAL
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:6-2 District Atty Newser Tuesday, June 02, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: 6-2 District Atty Newser Dateline: Wichita, KS Source: KWCH/KSAS Network: CBS, FOX Embargo: KAKE Producer: IDRichards Restriction: Duration: 00:01:29.00 Created On: 06/02/09 16:23:27 Topic: Courts, Crime/Police Region: Midwest Format: SOT .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. INFORMATION: -THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE in 4:3 with the Blue-rimmed slate. The man suspected of killing Kansas abortion Doctor George Tiller is now facing charges. Fifty-one-year-old Scott Roeder appeared in court by video Tuesday afternoon where he was charged with first degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. The judge read Roeder the charges against him and ordered him to be held without bond. The judge also issued a no contact protective order for any of the state's witnesses and approved Roeder's request for a public defender. Roeder's preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 16th. Doctor Tiller was shot to death Sunday morning (5/31) while ushering at his church in Wichita. Witnesses exchanged words with the shooter and were able to give police a description and license plate number. Roeder was spotted in his car a few hours later and taken into police custody. People who know Roeder say he has radical views and ties to anti-government and anti-abortion groups. Dr. Tiller was well-known for performing late-term abortions. District Attorney Nola Foulston says her office decided not to pursue the death penalty because she says the first-degree murder charge was appropriate for the facts and circumstances of the case. SUPERS: Wichita, KS Nola Foulston District Attorney VIDEO INFO: SOT- Nola Foulston: "This is not a death penalty case. WHY IS THAT? The state of Kansas requires a number of predicate factors, and special circumstances. And under the facts and circumstances that are known at this time, the election has been to go with a first degree murder." -EDIT- SOT- Nola Foulston"I will say that the state has filed a charge of premeditated, unlawful, killing of another human being, George Tiller." QUESTIONS ARE YELLED OUT BY REPORTERS. SOT-Nola Foulston: "One might worry about jury selection if we felt that there was some impediment to an individual receiving a fair trial. We have, and will continue to have a jury base in our community that is able to listen to evidence and make determinations without being influenced from outside sources. And that's one of the reasons that we do not discuss evidence, witnesses, witness testimony, and other information." -EDIT- SOT- Nola Foulston:"We have elected to file this case, not as a capital murder case but as a first-degree, premeditated murder." ****************************************************************************
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:Suspect Leaves Jail Sunday, May 31, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: Suspect Leaves Jail Dateline: New Century, KS Source: KCTV Network: CBS Embargo: KMBC, WDAF Producer: jutz Restriction: Duration: 00:00:26.03 Created On: 05/31/09 22:26:34 Topic: Crime/Police Region: Midwest Format: VO * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * INFORMATION: -THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN 4:3 with the Blue rimmed slate. The man accused in the shooting death of prominent late-abortion provider Doctor George Tiller has left the Johnson County Jail in Kansas. Scott Roeder was driven away from the facility in New Century in an unmarked white Ford Taurus with what appeared to be a guard in the back seat. Police say he shot and killed Tiller Sunday (5-31) while he was serving as an usher at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita. According to investigators, Roeder walked into the church, opened fire and drove off in a light blue Ford Taurus. Tiller became a pivotal figure in the abortion debate for performing abortions after the 21st week at his Kansas women's clinic. It's one of a handful in the nation to do so and has been the focus of numerous demonstrations. This is not the first time Tiller has been targeted. Back in 1993, a protester shot him in both arms. Before that, his clinic was bombed in 1985 . Roeder is expected to be formally charged with murder and aggravated assault this week. No word yet on exactly where he was taken. The shooting remains under investigation. SUPERS: New Century, KS VIDEO INFO: VO: WS white car with suspect and police escort, leaving parking lot. WS cars drive away from camera. 05/31/2009 23:13:06 ****************************************************************************
KS: SCOTT ROEDER SENTENCING
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:Suspect File Video Monday, June 01, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: Suspect File Video Dateline: Topeka, KS Source: WIBW Network: CBS Embargo: KTKA, KTMJ Producer: mceesaynnsnews.com Restriction: Duration: 00:01:03.00 Created On: 06/01/09 16:56:47 Topic: Crime/Police Region: Midwest Format: VO * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * INFORMATION: -THIS IS AVAILABLE in 16:9 with the Orange-rimmed slate and 4:3 with the Blue-rimmed slate. A Kansas doctor known for performing late-term abortions was murdered at his church Sunday morning (5/31). One man is being held as a suspect, but charges are still pending in the ongoing investigation. Dr. George Tiller was shot to death while he was ushering at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita. Witnesses exchanged words with the shooter and were able to give police a discription and his license plate number. Fifty-one-year-old Scott Roeder was arrested a few hours later near Kansas City. In 1996, Roeder was arrested in Topeka after bomb components were found in his car. He was charged with criminal use of explosives and sentenced to 24 months of probation. That conviction was later overturned on appeal due to an illegal search of the car by law enforcement. At the time, authorities said Roeder was a member of the anti-government Freemen group. In recent years, a man using the same name made internet postings against Dr. Tiller and his late-term abortion work. The District Attorney says her office is waiting for police to submit the findings of their investigation before filing formal charges. The office has 48 hours to do so from the time of the arrest. SUPERS: File: Topeka, KS June 1996 VIDEO INFO: Note: some of the video is silent. File video of the suspect in court. 06/01/2009 20:37:50 ****************************************************************************
ROEDER/SCHIZOPHRENIA
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:Suspect Arrives in Wichita Monday, June 01, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: Suspect Arrives in Wichita Dateline: Wichita, KS Source: KWCH Network: CBS Embargo: KAKE Producer: MWelch Restriction: Duration: 00:01:24.07 Created On: 06/01/09 03:20:01 Topic: Crime/Police Region: Midwest Format: VO * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * INFORMATION: THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN 4:3 with the Blue rimmed slate. The white Taurus carrying the man accused in the shooting death of Doctor George Tiller arrived at the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita, Kansas early Monday morning (6/1). Scott Roeder was driven away from the facility in New Century in an unmarked white Ford Taurus with what appeared to be a guard in the back seat. As the car arrived in Wichita the driver and the possible guard were visible in the vehicle but the suspect was unable to be seen. At this time there is only speculation on whether the suspect was leaning out of sight or was delivered to Wichita's City Hall before the Taurus arrived at the jail. Police say Roeder shot and killed Tiller Sunday (5-31) while he was serving as an usher at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita. According to investigators, Roeder walked into the church, opened fire and drove off in a light blue Ford Taurus. Tiller became a pivotal figure in the abortion debate for performing abortions after the 21st week at his Kansas women's clinic. It's one of a handful in the nation to do so and has been the focus of numerous demonstrations. This is not the first time Tiller has been targeted. Back in 1993, a protester shot him in both arms. Before that, his clinic was bombed in 1985 . Roeder is expected to be formally charged with murder and aggravated assault this week. The shooting remains under investigation. SUPERS: Wichita, KS VIDEO INFO: MS following the car as it stops at the security keypad then pulls into the jail. WS of the building doors closing. CU of a security camera on the outside jail wall. CU on the building doors. CU on two surveillance video cameras. CU on a sign outside of the building. Exterior WS of the building . CU on the No Trespassing sign on the side of the building. MS on a door to the building. CU on the building doors closing. 06/01/2009 04:07:06 ****************************************************************************
KS:ROEDER HEARING
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:SOT With Tiller Attorney Monday, June 01, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: SOT With Tiller Attorney Dateline: Wichita, KS Source: KWCH Network: CBS Embargo: KAKE Producer: LSimowitz Restriction: Duration: 00:00:44.21 Created On: 06/01/09 08:13:45 Topic: Crime/Police Region: Midwest Format: SOT .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. INFORMATION: -THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN 4:3 with the Blue rimmed slate. Many people are in mourning Monday (6-1) after the shooting death of abortion doctor George Tiller. Police say Tiller was shot and killed Sunday (5-31) by Scott Roeder while Tiller was serving as an usher at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas. According to investigators, Roeder walked into the church, opened fire and drove off in a light blue Ford Taurus. Tiller became a pivotal figure in the abortion debate for performing abortions after the 21st week at his Kansas women's clinic. It's one of a handful in the nation to do such procedures and has been the focus of numerous demonstrations. This is not the first time Tiller has been targeted. Back in 1993, a protester shot him in both arms. Before that, his clinic was bombed in 1985 . Roeder is expected to be formally charged with murder and aggravated assault as early as Monday (6-1) afternoon. Tiller's attorney Dan Monnat spoke early Monday morning (6-1) about the effects the doctor's death may have on other physicians that may be involved with this type of controversial healthcare. The shooting remains under investigation. SUPERS: Wichita, KS Dan Monnat Attorney for Tiller VIDEO INFO: SOT Monnat -"Despite the fact they 1/8the family 3/8 knew about the bombings, the shooting, the picketing, the protesting...nothing can prepare them for the horror of this." SOT Monnat -"Regardless of the motivation for this senseless act, the act itself will probably discourage other physicians from being involved in this high-risk healthcare." SOT Monnat -"He was a husband of 45 years, a father of four grand--four children, grandpa to ten grandchildren and a compassionate physician to countless women who sought him in some of their most desperate times of need ." ****************************************************************************
US Iran Hostages - 1979 US hostages believe Ahmadinejad was among captors
NAME: US IRN HOSTAGES 300605Nx TAPE: EF05/0575 IN_TIME: 10:24:10:11 DURATION: 00:01:30:24 SOURCES: APTN/AP Photos DATELINE: Various/FILE RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST: APTN Tehran, Iran, 29 June 2005 1. Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 2. President Mohammad Khatami of Iran sitting with Ahmadinejad 3. Cutaway media 4. Ahmadinejad and officials leaving FILE Frankfurt am Main Airforce base, Germany - 1981 5. Various of hostages getting off plane 6. Close-up of newspaper with headline "Freedom Day 1" following release of hostages Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - 29 June 2005 7. SOUNDBITE (English): Voice of David Roeder, Former Hostage (OVERLAID WITH FILE AS DETAILED ABOVE): "It stopped me cold in the middle of the room, and I knew, it wasn't one of those things, where, gee, you know that's a familiar face. I knew absolutely and immediately where I had seen that guy before." FILE Frankfurt am Main Airforce base, Germany - 1981 8. Various of hostages getting off plane AP Photos - NO ACCESS CANADA/INTERNET 9. Still picture of Chuck Scott, former Hostage APTN Jonesboro, Georgia, USA - 29 June 2005 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Voice of Chuck Scott, Former Hostage (OVERLAID WITH STILL): "We knew from what other guards had told us that he was a leader and he was a, what I'd call a 'hardass' (tough character), and even some of the regular guards referred to him as being very strict and very anti-American." 11. SOUNDBITE (English): Voice of Chuck Scott, Former Hostage (OVERLAID WITH STILL/FILE): "If you've got something in Iran with the hard-liners like being part of the organisation that took over the American Embassy and embarrassed the hell out of this country for 14-and-a-half months, that looks good on your resume." FILE Frankfurt am Main Airforce base, Germany - 1981 12. Various shots of hostages after leaving plane FILE Tehran, Iran - 1979 13. Wide shot of people climbing wall into US embassy compound 14. Gunmen firing 15. Sign reading "US can do anything" 16. Woman holding child and shouting 17. Effigy of 'Uncle Sam' burning STORYLINE: A quarter of a century after they were taken captive in Iran, five former American hostages said they received an unexpected reminder of their 444-day ordeal - in the bearded face of Iran's new president-elect. Watching coverage of Iran's presidential election on television dredged up 25-year-old memories that prompted four of the former hostages to exchange e-mails. And those four realised they shared the same conclusion - the firm belief that President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been one of their Iranian captors. Scott and former hostages David Roeder, William J. Daugherty and Don A. Sharer told The Associated Press on Wednesday they have no doubt that 49 year-old Ahmadinejad was one of the hostage-takers. A fifth ex-hostage, Kevin Hermening, said he reached the same conclusion after looking at photos. Not everyone agrees. Former hostage and retired Air Force Colonel Thomas E. Schaefer said he doesn't recognise Ahmadinejad, by face or name, as one of his captors. Several former students among the hostage-takers also said Ahmadinejad did not participate. And a close aide to Ahmadinejad denied the president-elect took part in the seizure of the embassy or in holding Americans hostage. Militant students seized the US Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days to protest against Washington's refusal to hand over the US-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi for trial. The shah fled Iran earlier that year after he was overthrown by the Islamic Revolution.
17:47 KS: ROEDER TRIAL
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:Vigil For Doctor Tiller Monday, June 01, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: Vigil For Doctor Tiller Dateline: Kansas City, MO Source: KCTV Network: CBS Embargo: KMBC, WDAF Producer: Pdharewood Restriction: Duration: 00:00:31.00 Created On: 06/01/09 22:49:57 Topic: Crime/Police Region: Midwest Format: VO/SOT .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. INFORMATION: -THIS IS AVAILABLE IN 16:9 with the Orange rimmed slate and 4:3 with the Blue rimmed slate. Hundreds gathered in Kansas City, Missouri Monday night (6-1) to honor the life of Doctor George Tiller. About 2-hundred people gathered on both sides of the abortion debate to pay tribute to Tiller. Even though some were abortion rights supporters and others were abortion rights opponents they all said the death of Doctor Tiller was senseless. Tiller was shot and killed Sunday (5-31) while attending his Wichita-area church. Scott Roeder has been arrested. Charges are expected in the coming days. SUPERS: Kansas City, MO Joanne Katz Attended Vigil Chris Keen Attended Vigil VIDEO INFO: SOT-Katz: (covered in part by VO of vigil) "I grew up in a time where abortions were illegal. I had friends who got illegal abortions which affected their lives... their entire lives. And here' s a man who really understood that and stood for that and someone would walk into his church and kill him." SOT-Keen: "It doesn't solve anything and it doesn't ... no one won with this murder so I think that it's a sad day for everyone." 06/01/2009 23:44:02MX06-02-2009 03:44UTC / (NN.ny-nn.06a.am-nyny-inwcp02) / ****************************************************************************
15:50 KS: ROEDER TRIAL
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:Vigil For Doctor Tiller Monday, June 01, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: Vigil For Doctor Tiller Dateline: Kansas City, MO Source: KCTV Network: CBS Embargo: KMBC, WDAF Producer: Pdharewood Restriction: Duration: 00:00:31.00 Created On: 06/01/09 22:49:57 Topic: Crime/Police Region: Midwest Format: VO/SOT .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. INFORMATION: -THIS IS AVAILABLE IN 16:9 with the Orange rimmed slate and 4:3 with the Blue rimmed slate. Hundreds gathered in Kansas City, Missouri Monday night (6-1) to honor the life of Doctor George Tiller. About 2-hundred people gathered on both sides of the abortion debate to pay tribute to Tiller. Even though some were abortion rights supporters and others were abortion rights opponents they all said the death of Doctor Tiller was senseless. Tiller was shot and killed Sunday (5-31) while attending his Wichita-area church. Scott Roeder has been arrested. Charges are expected in the coming days. SUPERS: Kansas City, MO Joanne Katz Attended Vigil Chris Keen Attended Vigil VIDEO INFO: SOT-Katz: (covered in part by VO of vigil) "I grew up in a time where abortions were illegal. I had friends who got illegal abortions which affected their lives... their entire lives. And here' s a man who really understood that and stood for that and someone would walk into his church and kill him." SOT-Keen: "It doesn't solve anything and it doesn't ... no one won with this murder so I think that it's a sad day for everyone." 06/01/2009 23:44:02MX06-02-2009 03:44UTC / (NN.ny-nn.06a.am-nyny-inwcp02) / ****************************************************************************
11:54 KS: ROEDER TRIAL
13:52 KS: ROEDER TRIAL
NNS-Tiller Shot-KS:District Atty Newser Monday, June 01, 2009 Slug: Tiller Shot-KS Story: District Atty Newser Dateline: Wichita, KS Source: KWCH Network: CBS Embargo: KAKE Producer: TDunhamNNSNEWS.COM Restriction: Duration: 00:01:09.00 Created On: 06/01/09 11:51:37 Topic: Crime/Police, Health / Medical Region: Midwest Format: SOT * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * INFORMATION: -THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE in 4:3 with the Blue-rimmed slate. A man suspected of killing abortion doctor George Tiller is being held at the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita, Kansas (Mon, 6/1). But charges have not yet been filed and no court hearing has been scheduled. District Attorney Nola Foulston says there is no need to rush the case because it's much more important that officers and her office be diligent and thorough in their investigation. Foulston also said the case would be a state case, not a federal case. According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office website, 51-year-old Scott Roeder was booked shortly after 11:00 Sunday night after being detained in the Kansas City area (5/31). Tiller was gunned down while he was ushering at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita Sunday morning. A man well-known for performing late-term abortions , Dr. Tiller has been a target for violence several times during his career. SUPERS: Wichita, KS Nola Foulston District Attorney VIDEO INFO: SOT--"The law enforcement investigations continues. And the case has not yet been presented to the office of the district attorney for any determinations ." SOT--"Each case, every incident, all of the facts must be deliberated and reviewed and tested. And we won't spare any review in this case. Like any other case in our jurisdiction we handle with efficiency and professionalism ." SOT--"We will not be rushed. There's no need to rush. And what we will be doing is reviewing consistantly as we did all day yesterday, all last night, all into the early morning hours, and again starting today and we will continue the diligence of monitoring the case and working with law enforcement." SOT--"Everything will be reviewed and determined whether or not and what statues might be applicable in making a final decision on this case before it's brought to the courts." 06/01/2009 14:15:05 ****************************************************************************
ROEDER-NOLA FOULSTON