Loughner forced on medication to stand trial

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:04am

A judge has cleared the way for prison officials to forcibly medicate Tucson, AZ shooting suspect Jared Loughner to make him mentally fit for trial.

Defense attorneys claim Loughner had been forcibly medicated with anti-psychotic drugs since June 21.

Today, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said he did not want to second guess doctors at the prison who determined that Loughner is a danger to himself and others.

Loughner is charged in the January 8 shooting that killed 6 and injured 12 people, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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