Bond for Accused Abortion Doctor Shooter Raised to $20M Because of Threats

Fears that the man accused of killing abortion provider George Tiller could plan new attacks are behind a judge's decision last week to raise his bail to $20 million, up from $5 million.

A transcript released Tuesday of a telephone call between attorneys and the judge makes public the motive for the bail increase.

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District Attorney Nola Foulston told the judge, prosecutors were concerned about the safety of the community because Roeder can "reach out" to several people and blogs.

In raising the bond, Judge Warren Wilbert cited comments Roeder has made to the news media since his arrest about other possible anti-abortion "events."

In a docket hearing Tuesday, Roeder's preliminary hearing was delayed until June 30.

The 51-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault.