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UPDATE: Buffalo clinic shooter found guilty on all counts

Originally published at 9:31 p.m. on June 2, 2022

Updated at 5:18 am on June 3, 2022

(KNSI) – The man accused of shooting a health clinic in Buffalo has been found guilty on all counts.

Gregory Ulrich was found guilty of first degree premeditated murder for killing medical assistant Lindsay Overbay and four counts of attempted first degree premeditated murder for seriously injuring four others at the Allina Crossroads Clinic on February 9 2021.

He was also convicted of one count of second degree murder while committing a felony, three counts of first degree assault, one count of second degree assault and one count of discharging. of an explosive device.

On Thursday, Ulrich took the stand in his own defense and was the only witness called before the defense finished their thesis.

Against the advice of his lawyers, who were trying to dispel the premeditated accusation, Ulrich he spoke up, explaining how he had suffered from back pain for almost 40 years following a work accident in 1977. He was reportedly upset that he was cut off painkillers and made a video in December 2020 saying he should grab a gun and shoot as many nurses as possible.

He said he had no intention of killing anyone. He intended to shoot people’s buttocks so they “understand what the pain feels like there.” After shooting the first victim, he said, “I lost control.

Ulrich also admitted to making four pipe bombs and buying the gun used in the shooting.

Flanked by clinic workers, Wright County District Attorney Brian Lutes said it won’t bring Lindsay Overbay back, but “it brings a sense of justice for what happened.” He said those at the clinic that day were “innocent, helpless workers who went to work that day to help people. Gregory Ulrich brought an unimaginable level of terror.

Ulrich will be sentenced on June 17. Under Minnesota law, Ulrich faces mandatory life in prison for the most serious charge of first-degree murder.

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KNSI News Director Jennifer Lewerenz contributed to this story.

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