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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

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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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