Suspect in Kansas Abortion Doctor's Killing Had $10

Scott Roeder had $10 to his name.

A financial affidavit for the Kansas City, Mo., man charged in the killing of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller shows a man with little money and a checkered employment history.

Roeder, 51, is charged with first-degree murder in Sunday's fatal shooting of Tiller at a Wichita church where the doctor was ushering. Prosecutors say the case doesn't qualify for the death penalty.

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Roeder was required to sign a sworn affidavit in order to get a court-appointed attorney. In the document filed Tuesday, Roeder stated he had $10 in his bank account and no other property except his 1993 Ford Taurus.

The affidavit says he made $1,100 a month working at Quicksilver Airport Delivery — his fourth job in the past six months.

His monthly bills totaled nearly $470, most of which went to pay rent.

Roeder's public defender filed a motion for bond Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court. Attorney Steve Osburn cites a Kansas law saying bond should be granted for defendants charged with non-capital crimes.

Sedgwick County District Judge Ben Burgess told The Wichita Eagle he had ordered Roeder held without bail at his own discrtion, taking public safety into account.

A hearing on the defense motion is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday.