I woke up this morning and found out that Jared Loughner--the man who killed 6 people and wounded 13 others during a mass shooting in Tucson, AZ--has been deemed by psychiatrists and psychologists to be "unfit" to stand trial. A BBC report claims that Loughner had outbursts during preliminary hearings and is now undergoing additional evaluations to see if he will ever be able to stand trial.
Aileen's final interview.
These two cases make me wonder how the criminal justice system processes different folks who kill. Namely, how does the criminal justice system determine when someone is or someone isn't fit to stand trial? Does the type of murder shape how the criminal justice system evaluates a person's mental health?