The Latest: Clinic suspect says defense wants to hide truth
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the man accused in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic (all times local):
The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic objects to his attorney’s attempts to limit publicity in his case.
In court Wednesday, Robert Dear said the state public defender’s office wants to seal documents and limit discussion of his case to hide what he saw inside the clinic.
Dear shouted, “You’ll never know what I saw in that clinic. Atrocities. The babies. That’s what they want to seal.”
Dear noted that his attorney also represented Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. He says attorney Daniel King “drugged” Holmes, and “he wants to do that to me.”
King questioned whether Dear was competent to stand trial.
The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic says he’s guilty and that he’s a “warrior for the babies.”
Robert Lewis Dear made the comments Wednesday during a court hearing for prosecutors to announce charges filed against him. The 57-year-old said he was guilty and that there will be no trial.
Three people were killed in the Nov. 27 shootings — two civilians and a campus police officer who responded to the gunfire. Nine people were wounded, including five other officers.
A man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is set to learn the charges he will face in the attack.
Prosecutors will announce the charges filed against Robert Lewis Dear during a court hearing Wednesday in Colorado Springs.
Investigators have refused to disclose a motive for the shooting, but there’s evidence to suggest the 57-year-old was deeply concerned about abortion. He rambled to authorities about “no more baby parts” after his arrest and asked at least one person for directions to the clinic before opening fire there Nov. 27.