Jared Loughner ruled competent for sentencing

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:23pm

The judge ruled at Jared Loughner's sentencing hearing Thursday that the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to the attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was competent to be sentenced.

Loughner spoke very briefly after his lawyer offered no argument and said the defendant would not make a statement. "That is true," Loughner said. A Bureau of Prison psychologist testified that Loughner was competent and understands sentencing

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