Prosecutors seek videos of all Loughner interviews

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Posted: Nov 03, 2011 9:24 PM
Prosecutors seek videos of all Loughner interviews

Prosecutors say they want copies of all video-recorded interviews of the Tucson shooting rampage suspect as experts try to determine whether he's fit to stand trial.

Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He is being forcibly medicated with psychotropic drugs at a Missouri prison facility in an effort to make him mentally ready for trial.

Psychologist Christina Pietz said in a filing Tuesday that she won't oppose requests by Loughner's attorneys to record the interviews.

In a filing Thursday, prosecutors requested copies of all videotaped "formal competency interviews" of Loughner by Pietz as well as any other defense or court commissioned expert who examines him for competency.