Loughner Prosecutors To Get Psychologist's Notes

Published February 17, 2012 1:27AM (EST)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge will allow prosecutors to see most of a prison psychologist's personal notes pertaining to the suspect in the Tucson shooting that wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Jared Lee Loughner's lawyers wanted to withhold from prosecutors 62 pages of notes that Dr. Christina Pietz made during Loughner's previous four-month restoration commitment at a Missouri prison facility.

U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ruled Thursday that a few pages of Pietz's notes from conversations with defense counsel will be redacted, but the remainder will be given to prosecutors.

Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the January 2011 shooting that killed six people and left 13 wounded, including Giffords, who was shot in the head.

Giffords resigned from Congress last month to focus on her recovery.

By Salon Staff

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