Accused Planned Parenthood gunman moved to mental hospital

Robert Dear at a 2015 hearing

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) Robert Dear has been transferred to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. He was sent there last week.

A few weeks ago, an El Paso County judge ruled he was incompetent to stand trial after the judge heard testimony from doctors who gave him a mental evaluation.

Dear faces 179 counts for the Nov. 27 shooting, which left three dead and nine injured. Among the deceased: a mother of young children, an Iraq veteran and a police officer.

While he's at the mental hospital, he will get treatment. In about three months, there will be another hearing to see how treatment is going. The only way he can go to trial is if the hospital can restore his competency.