Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in Friday November 27th deadly Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado Springs, Colorado had been know to frighten his neighbours, had several run-ins with police and lived in remote cabins and trailers tucked into thick woods in North Carolina and Colorado. The suspect’s South Carolina neighbours say he hid food in the woods and liked to skinny dip.
John Hood said Saturday that when he moved to the small town of Walterboro about 80 km west of Charleston, Dear was living in a double-wide mobile home next door. Hood said Dear made money by selling prints of his uncle Bill Stroud’s paintings of Southern plantations and the Masters golf tournament. Hood said that Dear rarely talked to them, and when he did, he offered unsolicited advice, including recommending that Hood put a metal roof on his home so the U.S. government couldn’t spy on him.
The suspect uttered the words “no more baby parts” to police after his arrest, according to a law enforcement official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. The official did not elaborate on the comment.
The utterance would appear to be a reference to the controversy surrounding the organization’s health services, which include abortion, and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers. It could hint at a possible motive for the rampage, though NBC reported that sources said investigators still did not know for certain what motivated the gunman.