Loughner's lawyers argue against Mo. commitment

October 21, 2011 - 9:55 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for the Tucson shooting rampage suspect are arguing against his continued commitment at a Missouri prison facility.

In a court filing late Monday, Jared Lee Loughner's attorneys write that his forced medication to treat bipolar disorder has violated his rights and that there's no evidence that he can be made mentally fit for trial in the next four months.

Loughner's attorneys also argue that U.S. District Judge Larry Burns failed to fully consider the possible negative side effects of Loughner's forced medication or put a limit on his dosage when he ordered Loughner sent back to the Missouri facility on Sept. 28.

Loughner's attorneys filed an appeal of Burns' decision last month and failed in their attempt to stop him from being transferred back to Missouri on Oct. 12.