(KNSI) – The jury in the trial of the suspect accused of shooting at a health clinic has been seated.
Gregory Ulrich is accused of entering the Allina Crossroads Buffalo Clinic on February 9, 2021 and opening fire, killing one person and seriously injuring four others. Ulrich also allegedly detonated two improvised explosive devices – one at the entrance to the clinic and the other near an office inside the clinic.
In October, a grand jury indicted him on first-degree murder and four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Ulrich, 68, is also charged with one count of felony use of an explosive device and felon in possession of a firearm.
Sixteen jurors have been selected – 12 will hear the case and four alternates.
Lindsay Overbay, a thirty-seven-year-old nurse, was killed. Four others were seriously injured. One person was reportedly shot six times. Overbay, married for ten years, lived in Maple Lake with her husband and two children. She was also a graduate of St. Cloud State University, where she received her degree in journalism.
Ulrich has a long history of disputes with area medical clinics and was unhappy with the care he received, Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke said. According to a police report, Ulrich threatened to carry out a mass shooting at the clinic in October 2018. A doctor told investigators that Ulrich talked about “shooting, blowing things up and practicing different revenge scenarios.”
Allina’s medical staff believed Ulrich might follow through on the threats and filed documents barring him from company property, which police delivered to his home the following month. A criminal charge of breaching a harassment prohibition order was filed a few weeks later. The nature of this violation is unclear in court documents, but orders filed in this case in 2018 and 2019 prohibited Ulrich from having contact with a man whose name matches that of the doctor named in the report. from police. The charge of breaching the restraining order was dismissed last April when the prosecutor said Ulrich had been found “mentally incapable of prosecuting.”
Opening statements are due to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23. According to the attorneys, opening statements should “be brief – likely less than an hour – and witnesses will begin speaking after opening statements on Monday afternoon.”
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