Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Scott Roeder had his first appearance

Scott P. Roeder appeared in court today, via closed-circuit TV for his first appearance. His first appearance was standard in that it took only a few minutes to advise Roeder of the charges against him and to determine if he needed/wanted appointed counsel.

Roeder did request counsel and the public defender's office has been appointed to represent him. We've learned that Chief Public Defender Steve Osborne will represent Roeder, no word yet if a second attorney will be assigned but we would expect so given the nature of this case.

Roeder's preliminary hearing is set for June 16th but as anyone who knows the system and how major cases move, it will be continued.