Arizona shooting: Jared Loughner wants to bar records release by prisons

Newspaper readers across the country on Jan. 11, 2011, were greeted by the mug shot of Jared Lee Loughner, alleged gunman in Saturday's Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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The Associated Press
Thursday, March 3, 2011; 12:16 PM

PHOENIX -- Attorneys for the suspect in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting rampage have asked a judge to prohibit federal prison officials from passing along confidential medical or psychological records about their client to federal prosecutors.

They want to bar the Bureau of Prisons from releasing information about visits by Jared Lee Loughner's defense team, observations by prison staff about Loughner and any information that isn't regularly released in prosecutions.

Loughner has been jailed since the Jan. 8 shooting at a political event held by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Giffords and 12 others were wounded. Another six people were killed.

Loughner had pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to assassinate Giffords and kill two of her aides.

A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman declined to comment on the request.


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