Jared Lee Loughner, Alleged Tucson Shooter, Denied Request to End Involuntary Medication

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Jared Lee Loughner
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an request to halt the involuntary medication for Jared Lee Loughner who has been charged with the 2010 Tucson shooting spree that killed six people, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford.

Loughner has been ordered by the court to take medication to treat schizophrenia since last year. This is the third time Loughner's defense has brought the case before the court, and it very well could be brought forth again, according to court Spokesman David Madden.

"There are various grounds for bringing appeals," said Madden. "It wouldn't be surprising to see it come back to the court for some other reason."

A mental competency hearing is scheduled in Arizona on June 27 where a judge will determine whether Loughner is is mentally fit for trial.

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First of all, you might want to check your grammar, Jeff. Second, you might want to check your information. Jared's competency hearing was set for June 27, 2012 1:30pm in Tucson, Arizona, however, they pushed it back to August 7, 2012 11am in Tucson. Also, Jared is not to attend the hearing.


Spell check; facts check

Mary L Holman
Mary L Holman

If you know any schizophrenics, the idea of letting him go off meds is laughable. 

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