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Judge says alleged Planned Parenthood clinic shooter can be forcibly medicated

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated to try to make him competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Monday. The prosecution of Robert Dear, 64, has stalled because […]

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Planned Parenthood shooting suspect ruled incompetent by federal judge

A man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015 is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday, delaying U.S. prosecutors’ efforts to bring the suspect to trial after he was repeatedly deemed incompetent in state court. U.S. District Court Senior Judge Robert Blackburn found Robert Dear incompetent during […]

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Federal prosecutors won’t seek death penalty for Planned Parenthood gunman

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing three people and injuring nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn submitted a one-sentence notice of the decision concerning Robert Dear that did not […]

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Suspected gunman in 2015 Planned Parenthood shooting federally indicted after four years of stalled state case

A federal grand jury has indicted Robert Lewis Dear Jr., suspected of killing three people and wounding nine others at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015. Colorado’s U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the 68-count indictment on Monday, which comes after four years of stalled proceedings in the state case against him. Dear could face […]