Doc’s killer faces hearing on intimidation charge

Scott Roeder (KSN File Photo)
Scott Roeder (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The killer of a Wichita abortion provider faces a disciplinary hearing over accusations he tried to intimidate the woman who reopened his closed abortion clinic.

Monday’s closed hearing against Scott Roeder is being held at the state prison in Lansing where he is imprisoned.

The Kansas Department of Corrections said Friday the administrative charge was prompted by a letter from Ann Swegle, one of the prosecutors in Roeder’s murder case. The letter asked whether the department planned any administrative action over a YouTube video of a jailhouse call with Roeder.

In the jailhouse call posted on YouTube in April, Roeder says reopening Tiller’s clinic is almost like putting a target on your back.

Roeder is serving a life sentence for killing George Tiller in May 2009 at a Wichita church. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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