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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Loughner ruled incompetent to stand trial

The story is in the New York Times:

TUCSON, Ariz. — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Jared L. Loughner was not mentally competent to stand trial on charges that he opened fire at a constituent event for an Arizona congresswoman in January, killing six and injuring 13.

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The ruling came after two experts who examined Mr. Loughner at a federal psychiatric facility in Missouri had determined that he was mentally incompetent and that he appeared to suffer from schizophrenia and experienced delusions and irrational thoughts.

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