Man accused in clinic shooting declines to look at survivors

A man accused in a capturing assault on a Buffalo, Minn. health care clinic that killed a person employees member and wounded four some others final 12 months refused to look at the survivors Tuesday as they described their agony and terror.

Gregory Ulrich is becoming tried on prices of murder, tried murder and other counts in the Feb. 9, 2021, capturing at the Allina Wellbeing Clinic in Buffalo.

Gregory Paul Ulrich

Wright County Sheriff’s Business office by using AP

Ulrich sat attentively at the desk with his legal professionals through the initially two months of trial. This time he laid his head on a courtroom desk and wrapped his arms about it as victims took the stand. He did not glimpse up by means of two several hours of testimony, the Star Tribune reported.

Before the jury was brought in, Ulrich instructed Wright County District Decide Catherine McPherson that he was in excellent suffering and would want to lie down outside the house the courtroom.

“Pain is the most strong drug. I may possibly as effectively be on heroin. I’m all combined up and I require some suffering treatment so I can communicate and think about it,” Ulrich reported.

McPherson purchased Ulrich to continue being in the courtroom, wherever the very first to testify was Jennifer Gibson, a professional medical assistant at the clinic. She shared an business office area with Lindsay Overbay, a medical assistant who died in the assault.

Gibson mentioned she heard “a loud metallic bang” about 10:55 that early morning and appeared down the hallway to see a person with a gun. She heard a lot more bangs and ran outside, exactly where she lay on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound in her thigh, and played dead in temperatures about 5 underneath zero.

Antonya Fransen-Pruden, a registered nurse, walked to the witness stand with a slight limp, a lingering outcome of currently being shot in the again during the attack. She was in the foyer when she and a coworker were being shot.

As she dragged herself underneath a desk, she heard the gunman get in touch with 911 and notify the dispatcher to “send a great deal of ambulances. There are a whole lot of spinal injuries and I have bombs that are about to go off.”

Fransen-Pruden used 10 days in the healthcare facility currently being dealt with for injuries to her backbone, colon, ovaries and Fallopian tubes. She still has a bullet in her pelvis.

Prosecutors say Ulrich was angry about his health-related therapy at the clinic. Court docket records allege Ulrich has psychological wellbeing and substance abuse complications.

Right after the two victims testified, prosecutors performed two limited videos created by Ulrich in December 2020, about 6 months right before the assault.

“They’re gonna obtain out what happens” when they mess with “a superior Christian male,” Ulrich mentioned in a single of the movies. “You picked on the completely wrong particular person.”

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