A man charged with fatally shooting three people at a health clinic last month told a Colorado judge he wants to represent himself in court.
Prosecutors filed eight counts of first-degree murder against Robert L. Dear, the man accused of killing three people and wounding nearly a dozen others at a Planned Parenthood office in late November.
Dear made a number of statements in his previous court appearance, including one in which he admitted his role in the shooting that left two civilians and a police officer dead.
“I am guilty! There will be no trial!” he shouted. “I am a warrior for the babies!”
According to KOAA-TV, Dear made more than a dozen outbursts during two hearings on Dec. 9, including an “expanded media hearing” in which cameras were allowed inside the courtroom.
Along with the eight counts of first-degree murder, prosecutors have also filed 131 counts of attempted murder against Dear. A total of 179 felony counts were charged against Dear, the prosecutor in the case said. Dear is expected to be formally arraigned on the charges at a future hearing.
A judge has issued a gag order in the case.