The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic has been transferred to the state hospital in Pueblo for a mental health evaluation.
And a judge on Tuesday rejected a defense effort to block evaluators from asking Robert Lewis Dear Jr. about facts in the case or his mental state at the time.
In a motion filed on Jan. 20, defense attorneys for Dear revealed they "received information" that the 57-year-old had been transferred to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.
Dear faces 179 counts — including eight charges of first-degree murder — for the Nov. 27 attack at the Colorado Springs clinic. The 57-year-old was arrested after a standoff with police that lasted more than five hours.