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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:47 PM

APNewsBreak: Shooting suspect asked for directions to clinic


APNewsBreak: Shooting suspect asked for directions to clinic

DENVER (AP) The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado asked at least one person in a nearby shopping center for directions to the facility before opening fire, a law enforcement official said, offering the clearest suggestion yet that he was targeting the reproductive health organization.



Colorado Springs shooting suspect, Robert Dear, right, appears via video before Judge Gilbert Martinez, with public defender Dan King, left, at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center for this first court appearance, where he was told he faces first degree murder charges in Colorado Springs, Colo. The man accused of killing multiple people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado asked at least one person in a nearby shopping center for directions to the facility before opening fire, a law enforcement official said. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP, Pool)
December 08, 2015

The official was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Prosecutors this week plan to charge Robert Lewis Dear, 57, with murder and other crimes in the Nov. 27 attack that also left nine other people wounded. Colorado Springs police have refused to discuss a motive for the fusillade, but there's mounting evidence to suggest Dear was deeply concerned about abortion, having rambled to authorities about "no more baby parts" after his arrest.

Dear asked at least one person in the nearby shopping center where the Planned Parenthood was earlier that morning, the official said. A second law enforcement official said Dear assembled propane tanks around a vehicle and brought at least 10 guns, including rifles and handguns, to the clinic, where he swapped gunfire with officers during an hours-long standoff. It was unclear whether Dear purchased all of them, but despite brushes with the law, he had no felony convictions that would have prevented him from buying a firearm.

Planned Parenthood cited witnesses as saying the gunman was motivated by his opposition to abortion. A Colorado Springs police spokeswoman on Monday referred questions about the investigation to El Paso County Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Frank, who said she could not comment on the ongoing investigation.

Dear had been living in remote locations without electricity or water and was known to hold survivalist ideas. One of his three ex-wives, Barbara Mescher Micheau of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, said he had vandalized a South Carolina abortion clinic at least 20 years earlier, announcing to her that he had put glue in the locks of its doors, a common protest technique among activists trying to shut down abortion clinics.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 01:07 PM

1. I missed when MSNBC went through his trailer and rifled through his things.

I wonder if it will air again.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 07:18 PM

2. "...Dear was deeply concerned about abortion..."

Bulls@#$! He is a rabid, fanatical extremist. He didn't show up with propane tanks and 10 guns out of "concern."

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Response to brer cat (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 10:22 PM

3. that is so true. I keep telling the local whack jobs that, if they were truly "pro-life"--they

would be demanding free, universal health care, a strong social safety net, an end to war, to all violence, and they would be anti-death penalty and pro-gun control. funny how they foam at the mouth then.

not to mention, the cheers for this woman-hating gestational slaver's actions.

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