Accused Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter Indicted by Federal Grand Jury on 68 Counts

The man accused of shooting and killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood has been indicted by a federal grand jury, The Hill reports.

Robert Dear faces 65 counts of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which makes it a federal crimes to use physical force to prevent someone from receiving reproductive health services.

He also faces three counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence resulting in death where the killing is a murder, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado.

The charges stem from Dear’s 2015 attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, during which he declared “war” on the organization for offering abortion services.

He reportedly fired about 198 bullets during the attack resulting in three deaths and eight injuries. He has been charged with first-degree murder in state court, but has repeatedly been declared incompetent to stand trial.

Source: Accused Planned Parenthood shooter indicted by federal grand jury | TheHill

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