Judge standing on 'incompetency' for alleged Planned Parenthood shooter

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The alleged Planned Parenthood shooter, Robert Dear, had a court hearing Thursday morning, although he was not physically in the courtroom.

11 News learned that the Colorado State Mental Health Institute at Pueblo did not have a report ready for the court hearing and did not contact the defense or prosecution.

The judge, therefore, made the call to rule Dear incompetent as that has been his status in the past.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado is also seeking a competency evaluation for Dear as he faces 68 counts in federal court for the 2015 shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that killed three people.

Dear is scheduled to have another court date in El Paso County on March 13 at 8:30 a.m.