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Prison: Abortion doctor's killer intimidated woman

Wednesday - 6/5/2013, 2:20pm  ET

ROXANA HEGEMAN
Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas prison officials say the man convicted of killing an abortion provider violated prison rules by trying to intimidate the woman who reopened the doctor's clinic in Wichita.

A spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Scott Roeder will be punished with 45 days in disciplinary segregation with no outside communication, followed by 60 days of loss of privileges and a $20 fine.

The 55-year-old Roeder is serving a life sentence for fatally shooting Dr. George Tiller inside a Wichita church in 2009. Tiller was among the few U.S. doctors at the time performing late-term abortions.

In a recorded jailhouse call, Roeder tells an anti-abortion activist that reopening Tiller's clinic "is almost like putting a target on your back." The other activist posted the call on YouTube.


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