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AZ suspect Jared Loughner on suicide watch

Jared Loughner, seen in a police mug shot, is accused in a shooting massacre in Tucson, Ariz. shooting on Jan. 8, 2011.

July 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner was put on suicide watch in prison after he asked a psychologist to kill him.

A newly released court filing also said prison staff reported Loughner has been pacing in circles near is cell door, screaming loudly, crying for hours at a time and claiming to hear messages from a radio.

Loughner, 22, has been in federal prison in Missouri since May after a federal judge concluded he was mentally unfit to help in his legal defense.

He pleaded not guilty in the January shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.