X

Defense: Prison Will Force Drugs on Loughner

Attorneys file emergency motion to stop forced medication
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2011 6:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Prison officials will force Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner to take anti-psychotic drugs after finding earlier this month that he is a danger to himself, his lawyers say. The attorneys have filed an emergency motion asking the judge to put a stop to it, but US District Judge Larry Burns has twice denied requests that the lawyers be notified before Loughner is drugged. Loughner has been at a medical facility since being declared mentally incompetent to stand trial, the AP reports. (Read more Jared Lee Loughner stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X