Killer Robert Lewis Dear was charged today with first degree murder in a Colorado courtroom.
Police detained nutcase shooter Robert Lewis Dear at a Planned Parenthood building Friday evening after going on an afternoon shooting spree that left three people dead including a pro-life police officer.
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Robert Lewis Dear has reportedly been been cooperating with investigators since he was arrested. But throughout the interrogation, sources said Dear has been behaving erratically.
North Carolina neighbors of Dear say he was quiet and when he did speak, he didn’t appear to be all there. Neighbors also say he didn’t talk about religion or abortion.
Dear was charged with first degree murder.
The man accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs has made his first court appearance.
Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Lewis Dear appeared before a judge in a brief video hearing on Monday, standing next to public defender Daniel King. He’s the same lawyer who represented Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes.
Dear wore a white vest and blinked periodically as the judge spoke to him. He only spoke once, saying “no questions” when the judge asked him if he had any questions about the first-degree murder charges he faces. He is accused of shooting a university police officer who tried to stop the attack, and an Iraq war veteran and a mother of two who were accompanying separate friends to the clinic.
The rampage touched off an hours-long standoff and shootout Friday that also sent nine other people to a hospital.
Colorado Springs police have declined to disclose any information on the motive for the attack, and a judge has ordered the sealing of investigatory court documents at the request of prosecutors.