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Monday, August 29, 2011

Missouri doctors treating suspect in Tucson shooting spree

As you might recall, Jared Lee Loughner -- the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage from earlier this year -- is being treated at a federal prison in Springfield because his mental state is so bad. And it doesn't sound like it's getting much better.

He's been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and doctors are now forcing him to take medication, something that his lawyers want the courts to review.

Via the AP:

The man accused in the Arizona shooting rampage kept himself awake for 50 hours straight after an appeals court stopped forced medication. He walked in circles until he developed sores and then declined antibiotics to treat an infected foot. Already thin, he stopped eating and shed nine pounds.

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