Evidence indicates possible motive in abortion clinic fire

April 15, 2019 GMT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Evidence gathered in the investigation of a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia indicates the suspect believes he is on a mission to protect the unborn.

Wesley Brian Kaster, of Colombia, is a suspect in a Feb. 10 fire at the clinic. He faces charges of using explosive material to maliciously damage federal property and malicious use of explosive materials. No one was inside the clinic at the time.

Kaster has not confessed a possible motive. A search warrant application from FBI Special Agent Curtis Bryant notes that Kaster’s wife, Christina, said in a March 20 phone call that she “didn’t want to hear much more about your mission for the unborn.”

In a search on April 23, investigators found several weapons, ammunition and possible drugs and drug-related paraphernalia.