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Topic - Christina Pietz
The man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly shooting rampage has arrived at a federal courthouse in Tucson for his first court appearance since an angry outburst got him kicked out of a May competency hearing.
The suspect in the Tucson rampage that killed six people and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded with a bullet to the brain will spend up to four months in psychiatric treatment, but a surviving victim said as far as he's concerned the man could stay there the rest of his life.
Christina Pietz, the court-appointed psychologist who treated Loughner, had warned that although he was competent to plead guilty, he remained severely mentally ill and his condition could deteriorate under the stress of a trial.
Christina Pietz, the court-appointed psychologist who treated Loughner, had warned that although Loughner was competent to plead guilty, he remained severely mentally ill and his condition could deteriorate under the stress of a trial.