- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bond for the Missouri suspect in the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller is now up to $20 million.

Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert declined to say Monday why he raised the bond for Scott Roeder. But court records from an unannounced hearing last week show the bond was raised from the initial $5 million bond due to “a change in circumstances.”

The new bond requires Roeder to post at least $10 million of that bond in cash.

Roeder is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault for allegedly gunning down Tiller on May 31 at his church.

The higher bond came just days 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.

In a docket hearing Tuesday, Roeder’s preliminary hearing suspended until June 30.

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