Just saw this news report in the Sydney Morning Herald, that a Federal judge has ruled that Loughner is not fit to stand trial for the murder of the 6 people who were killed, including Judge John Roll, as well as the little girl and Gabrielle’s aide. (I had neglected to report on the Pope taking time to talk to the crew of the space station and the Endeavour including Gabrielle’s husband. The Pope had passed on his condolences to the Italian astronaut whose mother had passed away whilst he was in the space station, as well as offering up prayers and good wishes for Gabrielle’s recovery ).
The outburst in the courtroom probably helped the judge to come to that conclusion, but Loughner had been examined by two psychiatrists who determined that he suffers from schizophrenia, and delusions. There is no surprise over their diagnosis. I do wonder whether they also took into account the type of drugs that he had been ingesting prior to the rampage. I have no doubt that his consumption of those drugs have contributed significantly to his paranoia and to his schizophrenia.