Judge sets emergency hearing in Jared Loughner case

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    PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge has scheduled an emergency hearing about whether prison authorities should stop forcing the Tucson shooting rampage suspect to take anti-psychotic medication.

    U.S. District Judge Larry Burns on Tuesday ordered the hearing in Jared Lee Loughner's case to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in San Diego.

    The order comes as another court filing provides more details about Loughner's bizarre behavior behind bars.

    In the filing, prosecutors say Loughner spat at his attorney, lunged at her and had to be restrained by prison staff.

    It also says that during a taped interview with a psychologist, Loughner suddenly became enraged, cursed at him, threw a plastic chair at him twice, and then wet a roll of toilet paper and tried to throw it at the camera.

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