Arizona Shooter Ruled Insane, Screams 'Thank You For the Freak Show'
Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman who killed six people and wounded 12 others including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial today.
Before the judge issued his ruling, Loughner was removed from the room for shouting this:
Thank you for the freak show. She died in front of me.... You're treasonous... You're cheating us...
Loughner was dragged away in handcuffs, yelling all the while. (Reporters are divided as to whether Loughner yelled "freak show" or "free jail.") The judge's decision was based on five weeks of psychiatric exams at a federal hospital in Missouri. [Reuters, Arizona Daily Star images via AP]