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    Judge: Planned Parenthood Shooter Unfit for Trial

    A judge found Thursday that the man accused of killing three and wounded nine in a Colorado Springs shooting rampage in November is not mentally competent to stand trial. Robert L. Dear Jr. will be held in a state mental hospital until he is deemed fit to be tried. Judge Gilbert Martinez’s ruling means that if and when the trial goes forward, Dear’s lawyers have an opening for a mental health defense. The 57-year-old’s mental health will be re-evaluated in August.

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