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Loughner found incompetent; outburst in court

Yelled 'Thank you for the freak show'

Jared Loughner's "major mental illness" makes him incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Earlier, the accused Jan. 8 shooter interrupted the proceedings with an outburst and was escorted from the courtroom.

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May 25, 2011, 3:19 pm
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Good report.

It would be interesting to know how often a suspect in a case like this (i.e. a multiple homicide with no personal motive, which you’d think could only be the result of mental illness) is ruled incompetent (and how often he/she is not ruled incompetent), and what the criteria are for making the judgment.

May 25, 2011, 4:04 pm
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Thank you Tucson Sentinel and Dylan Smith for far more complete and detailed reporting than I have found on National news coverage.

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