September 22, 2011 |
PHOENIX - The suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage wants to appear at a court hearing next week in Arizona despite objections from his lawyers that traveling from a Missouri prison to their mentally ill client's hometown would be disruptive. Jared Lee Loughner has been at a prison facility in Springfield, Mo., since May 27 after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial. Experts concluded Loughner suffers from schizophrenia and are trying to make him psychologically fit for trial.
April 23, 2011 |
PHOENIX - The community college attended by Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the mass shooting Jan. 8, released hundreds of emails yesterday but withheld dozens of others, leaving gaps about what was going on inside the school's administration during the hours and days after the shooting. Pima Community College released a 900-page document that included completely or heavily redacted emails among school administrators, links to news stories about the shooting and previously released Internet postings from Loughner.
July 24, 2011 |
PHOENIX - Jared Lee Loughner, arrested in the Tucson shooting rampage, was put on a 24-hour suicide watch this month at a federal prison in Missouri after he asked a staff psychologist to kill him, federal prosecutors said in newly released court documents. A 24-page filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tucson also said prison employees reported that Loughner has been pacing in circles near his cell door, screaming loudly, crying for hours at a time, and claiming to hear messages from a radio.
July 6, 2013
Interceptor fails U.S. missile test VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A weapon designed to blast nuclear missiles out of the sky has been tested at a Southern California coastal base, but failed to hit its target. The Missile Defense Agency says a ground-based interceptor missile was launched Friday. Its target: a missile launched 4,000 miles away from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The interceptor did not hit its target. Officials will try to determine the cause of the unsuccessful intercept.
March 28, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Documents released Wednesday detailing the shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords show how the gunman had grown increasingly erratic and delusional in the months leading up to the rampage as he alienated friends and family and became paranoid that police were out to get him. The roughly 2,700 pages included witness and survivor accounts from people who helped save Giffords' life after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson supermarket...
April 19, 2013 |
LATELY, Mark Kelly has been looking into politicians' eyes, into their souls, and he's seen only one thing - fear. The lawmakers, whom Kelly didn't identify, were afraid of how gun lobbyists would have reacted if the pols had backed a bill from Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to expand background checks on gun buyers. The bill was rejected Wednesday by the U.S. Senate. "I hope average people will remember how the vote went down today," Kelly, the retired astronaut and husband of former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, told an audience at "Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward," a gun-violence forum hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice.
September 29, 2011 |
TUCSON, Ariz. - The man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly shooting rampage understands that he has killed people, feels remorse about it, and can be restored to mental competency within eight months, a psychologist testified in federal court Wednesday. Christina Pietz has been treating Jared Lee Loughner, 23, at the Missouri prison facility where a judge sent him four months ago after finding him mentally unfit to stand trial. She told U.S. District Judge Larry Burns that Loughner likely has suffered from schizophrenia for several years but has improved under her treatment.