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Scott Roeder: Abortion Doctor's Killer Complains Of Treatment In Prison, Files For Early Release

04/21/10 03:43 PM ET   AP

Scott Roeder Release

WICHITA, Kan. — The convicted killer of a Kansas abortion provider has filed a petition complaining of his treatment in prison and seeking his release.

A hearing on Scott Roeder's habeas corpus petition is scheduled for June 4 before Judge Timothy Henderson in Wichita. A habeas corpus petition requires that a judge determine whether the government can continue to hold a prisoner.

The court docket shows Roeder filed the initial paperwork himself in February. His court-appointed attorney, Michael Brown, could not immediately be reached for comment.

All the documents in a separate civil case involving Roeder have been sealed.

The murder case against him for killing Dr. George Tiller is now under appeal.

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