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Loughner wants to be at hearing
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PHOENIX (AP) - The suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage would like to appear at a court hearing next week in Arizona despite objections from his lawyers that traveling from a Missouri prison facility to Arizona would be disruptive.
Jared Lee Loughner has been at a prison facility in Springfield, Mo., since May 27 after he was found to be mentally unfit to stand trial.
Experts concluded Loughner suffers from schizophrenia and are trying to make him psychologically fit for trial.
The disagreement between Loughner and his attorneys over his presence at a Sept. 28 hearing in Tucson was documented in a transcript of a Monday conference call between lawyers and the
In the end, the judge ruled Loughner had to be at the hearing.
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