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Alleged Tucson shooter ruled incompetent for trial

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Jared Loughner is not mentally competent to stand trial, according to an AZ judge. No big surprise here.


(Reuters) - Shooting rampage suspect Jared Loughner is not mentally competent to stand trial on charges he killed six people and wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

A short time later, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ruled that Loughner, 22, described by his own legal team as "gravely mentally ill," was incapable of understanding the proceedings against him and assisting in his own defense.



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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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He will then go to a Forensic Mental Hospital where he will recieve "therapy" to restore him to competency so he can stand trial. If he cannot be restored to competence he could get a PITP (permanently incometant to proceed) from which point hes pretty much "off the hook"...he won't be a free man but he won't be in prison either.

Or at least this is the way it works here in Colorado.

Im honestly suprised he went the ITP rout and not the NGRI (not guilty by reason of insanity) as you have to almost be severely low IQ or DD to not be restored to competency and proceeed to PITP.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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already posted here
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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yea I just copied my reply to your thread since this one will probably get trashed.



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