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Planned Parenthood gunman was subject of restraining order

Published 30/11/2015

A crime scene investigator looks over one of the police cars damaged during the shooting (AP)
A crime scene investigator looks over one of the police cars damaged during the shooting (AP)

The suspect in a shooting at a US family planning clinic had a Peeping Tom charge against him dismissed on the same day the woman who made the accusation filed a restraining order against him, court records show.

Robert Lewis Dear was arrested in Colleton County, South Carolina, in May 2002 when a woman said he looked into her home and put her in fear for her life.

Dear, 57, is accused of killing a police officer and two civilians - an Iraq war veteran and a mother of two - on Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

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