COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado judge says a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent, keeping the case against him stalled.
Judge William Bain on Thursday reviewed a report from the state psychiatric hospital, where Robert Dear has been in treatment since he was deemed incompetent last year.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Bain rejected prosecutors’ request that Dear be evaluated by their expert.
Dear’s next planned court appearance is Nov. 21.
He is charged with 179 counts, including murder and attempted murder, stemming from the Nov. 27, 2015 shooting at the Colorado Springs clinic that also left nine injured. Dear told investigators he attacked the clinic because of his anti-abortion stance.
He was deemed incompetent after two psychologists testified he has a delusion disorder.