Two weeks from now, on Monday, October 25, we'll bring you a special hour-long documentary about the 2009 murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita. The man who pulled the trigger, Scott Roeder, is now in jail for at least 50 years, but questions about the case continue. The Kansas City Star reports that a grand jury is now looking into whether Roeder acted alone or was part of a broader conspiracy.
Whether prosecutors find reason to proceed with a conspiracy case, it's clear already that Roeder's brutal act couldn't have happened -- and did not happen -- in a vacuum. Last night, District Attorney Nola Foulston of Sedgwick County, Kansas, described the circus of violent anti-abortion extremist who showed up to support Roeder:
Throughout the trial, there were groups of individuals that came in, individuals in our own community that had been arrested, prosecuted, and convicted and spent time in prison for bombing clinics. Randall Terry came in, and his entourage. A number of other individuals sat through in a section watching the trial for the entire presentation of evidence.
Even before this trial, there were letters, information, a lot of E-mails to my office, and, of course, the perennial favorite assassinator who failed, Rachelle Shannon, even got in the mix here and was very interested in writing me letters about what should happen in this case.
We'll be following the developments as we get ready to bring you ""The Assassination of Dr. Tiller." It's not over yet.