July 13th, 2011
08:53 AM ET

Court: Jared Loughner can refuse anti-psychotic medication

A three-judge federal appeals panel has ruled that Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner can refuse anti-psychotic medication.

The ruling comes days after the court said it would review an appeal by attorneys for the government who argued the alleged gunman should be forced to take anti-psychotic drugs for his behavior.

The federal appeals court last week temporarily halted the forced medication.

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  1. RN

    His attorneys want him to never be competent. that means, a team of MD's, RNs, care techs have to endanger their own safety to come close to him for feeding, toiletting...he probably just poops and pees on anyone who passes by, as well as yell spits and throws things at. this is not humane treatment of him nor them. medicate his ass so the shrinks can deliver treatment and so he comes back to planet earth where he can productively serve in his own defense. Convict his butt and send him to timothy McVeigh's old cell where robots took his food, he had zero chance to spit' s%it, punch, throw things, yell at other people. He can receive video visits from loved ones.

    July 14, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. rooney

    That has to be one of the scariest mugs I have ever seen!

    July 14, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mig01

    Hello there. I am with a consumer health company currently doing research regarding the concerns about side effects when taking medications. It is a short survey to obtain information about what consumers would like to receive about the side effects of prescription drugs.Thanks

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    July 21, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
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