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Scott Roeder charged with first-degree murder in George Tiller shooting death

Scott Roeder has been charged with one count first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the George Tiller shooting death.

Roeder also was ordered to have no contact with the two men he is charged with pointing a gun at after Tiller's shooting on Sunday.

Roeder, 51, made his first court appearance this afternoon in Sedgwick County District Court.

Wearing shackles and a red jail jumpsuit, Roeder appeared before Judge Ben Burgess from the Sedgwick County Jail via closed-circuit TV.

Roeder has requested a lawyer and has been assigned to the public defenders office.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively set for June 16. Judge Warren Wilbert is assigned as the sentencing judge, should the case proceed that far.

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