Feds oppose Jared Loughner's videotaping request
PHOENIX – Prosecutors have asked a judge to reject a request to videotape the Tucson shooting rampage suspect's psychological assessments at a prison facility.
Jared Lee Loughner's attorneys say videotaping would document the effects of their client's forced medication with psychotropic drugs.
Prosecutors tell U.S. District Judge Larry Burns on Monday that Loughner's attorneys claim their client likely suffers from echolalia, a condition where a person senselessly repeats words just spoken by another. They say no evidence was offered to show Loughner has echolalia.
Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges in the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
He has been at a Missouri prison facility since May after he was found to suffer from schizophrenia and was unfit for trial.