Robert Lewis Dear
Robert Lewis Dear (April 16th, 1958 - ) is a domestic terrorist responsible for a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 27, 2015.
Dear attacked the clinic on November 27 armed with a semiautomatic rifle and hunting gear. He managed to kill three people and wound nine others before surrendering to the SWAT team.
According to his ex-wife, Dear had a history of drug abuse, violent outbursts and an obsession with Christian fundamentalism.
Dear is currently undergoing psychiatric evaluation as he wishes to represent himself in court after refusing to cooperate with his public defender. Subsequent court-ordered mental competency evaluations determined Dear to be delusional, and the judge presiding over the case ruled in May 2016 that Dear was incompetent to stand trial and ordered him indefinitely confined to a Colorado state mental hospital. In 2018, the court ruled that Dear remains incompetent to stand trial.