The man charged with killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, targeted the agency before, his ex-wife said.
Dear appears to have been opposed to the reproductive health agency for decades. Barbara Mescher Michaux, who was married to Dear from 1985 to 1993, said Dear once put glue in the locks of a Planned Parenthood clinic near where they were living at the time — and “that was over 20 years ago when he did that,” she said.
Mescher Michaux, who lives in South Carolina with her current husband, said she was convinced that Dear specifically targeted the Colorado clinic last week.
“For him to plan this and go there, he meant to go there,” she said. “There is no doubt in my mind.”