Emergency hearing for Loughner; Giffords makes public appearancePosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- An emergency court hearing set for Wednesday in San Diego to determine if the accused Safeway shooter can be forced to take anti-psychotic drugs.
Recent court filings detail Jared Loughner's bizarre behavior behind bars such as spitting at his attorney, throwing chairs and swearing at his psychologist.
Prison officials want to medicate him in an attempt to restore his competency to stand trial.
And Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords appeared publicly for the first timesince being shot back in January.
Giffords appeared Monday night at an awards ceremony at NASA space center in Houston.
Her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, was among the honorees. She received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Last week, Kelly announced he is retiring, to spend more time with his wife and write a memoir.