Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Found Incompetent

A state psychologist has concluded that Robert Lewis Dear Jr., accused in Colorado's Planned Parenthood shootings, is incompetent to stand trial (unable to assist in his own defense and understand the nature of the charges and consequences.)

Dear faces 179 counts — including eight charges of first- degree murder — for the Nov. 27, 2015, attack at the Colorado Springs clinic. The 57-year-old is accused of killing University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Officer Garrett Swasey, Ke'Arre Stewart, 29, and Jennifer Markovsky, 35.

If the Judge agrees, Dear, Jr. will be sent to the State Hospital for treatment to restore his competency. At an earlier hearing, Dear, Jr. announced his guilt.

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    Note to Carly (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Apr 28, 2016 at 03:10:11 PM EST
    when you start spewing stuff don't be surprised if some crazy person thinks you are telling the truth.

    To be fair to the incompetent Ms. Fiorina, ... (none / 0) (#3)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Apr 28, 2016 at 07:29:40 PM EST
    ... Robert Dear was apparently listening to David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, those two clowns who concocted the Planned Parenthood hoax by producing that doctored video, and were indicted for their trouble. He probably doesn't even know who Carly Fiorina is.

    ... regardless of the cause, is likely somebody whose ship long ago put to sea without mainsail, rudder and compass. That became readily apparent in Robert Dear's case when he repeatedly disrupted his preliminary proceedings in court, practically begging the judge and prosecutor to declare him him guilty because if they wouldn't, he'd do so himself. By most indications, Dear is paranoid and deranged, and probably unable to grasp the true nature and magnitude of his offense, and the judge did the right thing by refusing his request to act as his own counsel and ordering his psychological evaluation. In my honest opinion, the state psychologist diagnosed the defendant correctly.

    So, how (none / 0) (#4)
    by Mr Natural on Thu Apr 28, 2016 at 07:35:31 PM EST
    can he be charged with 8 counts of murder when only three people died?

    Seems like it's taking overcharging to a whole new level.

    THat may be correct (none / 0) (#5)
    by nyjets on Thu Apr 28, 2016 at 09:24:53 PM EST
    Legal experts be correct me if I am wrong, in some cases it is impossible for him to be convicted off all 8 counts. Each set of charges represent degrees, ex murder 1 murder 2, etc.