Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Duh! Jared Lee Loughner is Incompetent to Stand Trial

Lord, I thought they knew...
Jared Lee Loughner’s “major mental illness” leaves him so delusional and psychotic that he is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled today.

U.S. District Court Judge Larry A. Burns viewed hours of videotape of Loughner, he said, and agreed with the conclusion of the psychiatrist and psychologist who evaluated him: Loughner can’t understand the court proceedings or help his lawyers.

“The defendant was generally unable to provide rational and coherent thoughts,” Burns said.

Citing a report by psychologist Christina Pietz , he said “ At times he answered simple questions with answers that were lengthy and nonsensical.”


1 comment:

Reggie said...

Regardless...they ought to just go ahead and shoot him and be done with it.

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