Tiller shooting suspect bemoans higher bond

WICHITA | The suspect in the shooting death of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller says he hasn’t heard of anyone raising money for his bond since a judge raised it to $20 million.

In a call to KWCH-TV in Wichita Monday, Scott Roeder said when his bond was originally set at $5 million he heard rumors people were working to raise the money, but he never got any offers in writing.

His bond was raised to $20 million after Roeder told The Associated Press that he knows there are “many other similar events” planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal.

Roeder told the AP during a jailhouse interview on June 9 he would not talk about the case until after his trial.