The alleged gunman behind the deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic appeared in court Monday for the first time since last week’s rampage left three people dead, including a police officer.
Robert Lewis Dear barely spoke during his brief video court appearance in which no formal charges were filed.
The 57-year-old who lives near Asheville, North Carolina, was told by a judge he’s being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder. Dear’s lawyer is Dan King, a Colorado public defender who also defended James holmes, the gunman behind the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora.
The suspected attacker is due back in court on Dec. 9.
Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was killed in the shooting, as was 29-year-old Army veteran Ke’Arre Stewart and Jennifer Markovsky, a 35-year-old mother of two.
Nine other people were injured, police said.