Jared Loughner

Loughner loses bid to bar Feds from getting notes


TUCSON, AZ – A judge has rejected a request to stop prosecutors from receiving a psychologist’s notes on the Tucson shooting suspect.

The decision released Monday by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns marks the second loss for Jared Lee Loughner’s attorneys on the issue.

Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the January 2011 shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is undergoing treatment at a Missouri prison facility in a bid to make him mentally fit to stand trial.

Earlier this month, Burns allowed prosecutors to see most of the notes, except for those from the psychologist’s conversations with Loughner’s lawyers.

The judge turned down a request to reconsider the ruling.

By Steve Stout

Source: AP

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