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Buffalo Clinic Shooting: Gregory Ulrich's Trial Starts Monday

BUFFALO, Minn. (WCCO) -- The trial is expected to get underway Monday for the man who allegedly admitted to a deadly shooting spree inside a Minnesota health clinic.

Gregory Ulrich, 68, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and setting off explosives at Allina Clinic Crossroads in Buffalo a year ago.

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According to a criminal complaint, Ulrich walked into the Allina Clinic Crossroads and started shooting. Investigators say Ulrich also set off homemade bombs inside the clinic.

Investigators said Ulrich targeted the facility because he was unhappy with care he received.

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Search warrants state that Ulrich has a documented history of opioid dependency. According to the documents, Ulrich overdosed not long after he was released from back surgery in 2016. Ulrich made statements of mixing alcohol and opioids, and was subsequently cut off from his opioid prescription. He was later barred from seeing medical staff at Allina Clinics.

Ulrich was found competent to stand trial in August. Ulrich faces up to 40 years in prison for the murder charge alone.

Lindsay Overbay -- a medical assistant, wife and mother of two young children -- was killed in the shooting, and four others were hurt.

The clinic has since reopened with a memorial and a space to reflect and heal for those who were impacted.


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