COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The ex-wife of the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado says he told her years ago that he once put glue in the locks at a Planned Parenthood when he lived in South Carolina.
Barbara Mescher Micheau of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, says 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear never talked much about Planned Parenthood, but he was opposed to abortion. She says she wasn’t surprised to hear that he was arrested in the shooting or that he had been living in remote locations without water or electricity, saying he always had survivalist ideas.
She also says Dear was often plotting revenge against people he felt had wronged him and “it didn’t take much for him to feel like somebody did him wrong.”
Micheau lost touch with him more than seven years ago, after their son turned 18 and Dear no longer came to visit him.
Meanwhile, the former stepmother of the Dear’s girlfriend says her family was worried about her before the attack.
Patricia Stutts was married to Stephanie Bragg’s father, Gary Turner, from 1995 to 2008, but remains on friendly terms with him. She says Turner worried about Bragg living off the grid with a man in Colorado and said that he wasn’t hearing from her much.
Stutts says she has never met nor spoken with the suspected gunman.
She hasn’t been able to reach Turner recently and thinks he may have gone to Colorado to get Stephanie.