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Bollig ordered to stand trial for murder





WaKEENEY — After listening to nearly 10 hours of testimony, District Judge Glenn Braun on Friday ordered Scott Bollig to stand trial on first-degree murder and aggravated battery.

The charges against Bollig were filed in the wake of the Jan. 31 miscarriage of former WaKeeney resident Naomi Abbott’s 8-week-old fetus.

Braun set arraignment for Sept. 9, at which time Bollig will enter a plea to the two felony charges. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of distribution of adulterated food, identified in the criminal complaint as a pancake.

In late February, Bollig confessed to crushing up an abortion pill and sprinkling it on the pancakes, according to testimony by WaKeeney Police Chief Terry Eberle. Most of the pancakes were eaten by Abbott.

That confession, however, is at the heart of a motion by defense attorney Dan Walter, who is claiming it improperly was obtained and shouldn’t be used at trial.

On Friday, Walter said he would be updating the motion as well as filing additional motions, although he didn’t say what they might cover.