Loughner Ruled Mentally Unfit for Trial

A federal judge Wednesday ruled Jared Loughner mentally incompetent to stand trial over the Tucson shooting massacre that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others. The judge's decision means Loughner, 21, will be sent to a facility for four months to see if he can be restored to competency. During the hearing, Loughner was removed from the courtroom after an outburst, NBC News reported. “Thank you for the freak show. She died in front of me,” he was heard saying. He later returned and was told he could follow the hearing on closed circuit TV. "I want to watch the TV screen," Loughner said. His lawyers have described him as a "gravely mentally ill man."

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