Scott Roeder, the anti-abortion extremist who murdered Dr. George Tiller in 2009, will be disciplined for threatening comments made against a clinic owner from prison. According to state officials, Roeder will spend 45 days in isolation for 23 hours a day. Roeder will only have one hour a day for exercise. In addition, he will have reduced privileges for another 60 days afterwards. The decision was made by an administrator following a hearing for Roeder this week.
The punishment is in response to a YouTube video posted by an anti-abortion extremist that featured an interview with Roeder. In the interview, Roeder is quoted as saying, “To walk in there and reopen a clinic, a murder mill where a man was stopped, is almost like putting a target on your back saying, ‘Well, let’s see if you can shoot me.'”
In 2010, Scott Roeder was found guilty of first degree murder in the May 2009 death of George Tiller by a unanimous jury after 40 minutes of deliberation. The jury also found Roeder guilty of two counts of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole.