Emergency Loughner hearing set for Wednesday

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by Jared Dillingham & the Associated Press

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Posted on June 28, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 28 at 9:57 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. - The federal judge in Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner's case has called an emergency hearing for Wednesday, June 29.

Loughner's attorneys want prison officials to stop forcing Loughner to take anti-psychotic medication to control his schizophrenia.

The hearing comes as another court filing provides more details about Loughner's bizarre behavior behind bars. In the filing, prosecutors say Loughner spat at his attorney, lunged at her and had to be restrained by prison staff.

The newly-filed court documents also say that during a taped interview with a psychologist, Loughner cursed the doctor out, threw chairs at him and threw a roll of wet toilet paper at the camera before barricading himself behind his bed.

U.S. District Judge Larry Burns on Tuesday ordered the hearing in Jared Lee Loughner's case to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in San Diego.

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