Prosecutors seek medical exam for Tucson shooting suspect

PHOENIX (AP) -- Prosecutors have asked a judge to commit thesuspect in the shooting rampage that wounded Rep. GabrielleGiffords to a federal facility where he can be evaluated bypsychologists to determine whether he suffers from a mental defectthat makes him incompetent to stand trial.

Prosecutors on Monday said 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner madeseveral menacing Internet postings in the months before the attackthat suggest he has mental issues. They say Loughner is believed tobe the hooded person in a YouTube video who is wearing garbage bagson the lower part of his body and burning an American flag.

The video is titled "America: Your Last Memory In A TerroristCountry!" and features a heavy metal song that repeatedly containsthe lyrics "Let the bodies hit the floor."


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