Robert Dear to continue to be forcibly medicated

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 19:32:41-04

The Colorado Supreme Court has decided to uphold a previous decision made to force accused Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear to take medication while receiving treatment in Pueblo. 

In January, an appellate court ruled that the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo can forcibly administer medication to Dear while receiving treatment there. The court initially ruled that "the forced administration of antipsychotic medications to Dear is not an unconstitutional deprivation of his liberty." 

Dear’s team filed an appeal against that ruling, but was denied Monday. The current decision will allow the state to continue to medicate Dear. 

The confessed Planned Parenthood shooter’s mental competence is reviewed every 90 days, most recently in late-May when he was deemed still unfit to stand trial.