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Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly receive the Medal of Valor at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Annual National Tribute Dinner Honoring Jerry Bruckheimer at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Gabby Giffords Satisfied With Plea Deal For Tucson Shooting Suspect

For the legal team defending the suspect in a deadly Tucson mass shooting, reaching a plea deal was just one step. Convincing a judge that Jared Lee Loughner is competent enough to enter a plea depends on how he behaves in court Tuesday.


In this handout provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Forensic Unit, Jared Lee Loughner, 22-years-old, is seen. (credit: Pima County Sheriff's Forensic Unit via Getty Images)

Psychologist: Jared Loughner Remains Incompetent To Stand Trial

A psychologist believes that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that left then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded has an improved mental state but remains incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge said in a court filing Thursday.