AP NewsBreak: Shooting suspect asked direction to clinic

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 7, 2015 at 6:01 p.m.



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DENVER (AP) — A law enforcement official says the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado asked at least one person in a nearby shopping center for directions to the facility before opening fire.

The official was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Prosecutors on Wednesday plan to charge 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear with murder and other crimes in the Nov. 27 attack. Colorado Springs police have refused to comment on a motive for the shooting. But there's mounting evidence to suggest Dear was deeply concerned about abortion.

One of his former wives, Barbara Mescher Micheau, says he put glue in the locks of a South Carolina abortion clinic at least 20 years earlier.

Planned Parenthood cited witnesses as saying the gunman was motivated by his opposition to abortion.

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