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The man accused in the Arizona shooting rampage kept himself awake for 50 hours straight after an appeals court stopped forced medication. He walked in circles until he developed sores and then declined antibiotics to treat an infected foot. Already thin, he stopped eating and shed nine pounds.
Pietz said Loughner sobs uncontrollably at times and steps aside during their meetings to cover his face.
Originally posted by whyamIhere
Loughner has been at the Missouri prison since late May after mental health experts determined he suffers from schizophrenia. Burns ruled him mentally unfit to stand trial.
This guy has completely lost it. I would not want medication forced on myself. But when someone walks around for fifty straight hours to the point he has seriously injured himself. I can understand why the force the drugs.
I think Jared has just lost it. I think the warning signs were there. Severe mental illness is a field where we are still guessing.