No forced medication for Loughner

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The suspect in the January 8 shooting massacre will not be force-fed anti-psychotic medication just yet.

A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered federal prison officials to temporarily stop giving the drugs to accused gunman Jared Loughner.

Loughner's attorneys took the issue to the ninth circuit after a lower court judge agreed with prison doctors that Loughner needed the medication because he poses a danger to himself and others.

Loughner has pleaded not guilty to the shooting spree that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.