Admitted Planned Parenthood shooter remains incompetent to stand trial

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The man who admits to being behind the deadly attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was back in court Thursday afternoon.

Robert Dear faced a judge for the fourth time as the state works to bring the accused killer back to competency. He faces 179 counts.

Dear was arrested after a five-hour stand-off on November 27, 2015. The shooting killed Ke'arre Stewart, Jennifer Markovsky, and UCCS Officer Garrett Swasey.

Dear looked noticeably different in court Thursday. Wearing a green jumpsuit and looking slimmer, Dear shouted out several times through the 10-minute hearing.

He walked in shouting "I'm for women's rights" and "Happy late Mother's Day."

Dear was once again found incompetent to stand trial.

District Attorney Dan May said there's no time frame on when or if Dear could be returned to competency.

"You can get to a point where you could ask 'is it a permanent incompetency?' but that usually takes several years down the road," said May.

Dear is being held at the Colorado State Mental Health Institute in Pueblo.

He shouted in court that he's being force medicated and that he had a chemical lobotomy.

The prosecution requested in court to see his records from the hospital.

"We're sending over a written over to him to let the state hospital know that they need to update us on all their records down there," said May.

There will be a new judge in this case in just a few weeks. Judge Gilbert Martinez is set to retire and a new judge is set to be named.

Four people have applied for the position of Chief Judge. When Martinez mentioned all four candidates were male, Dear shouted, "What a shame. I was hoping for a pro-abortion judge."

Dear will return to court August 24 for another review hearing.

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