Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others in January 2011, is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday. A psychologist appointed by the court will reportedly say that Loughner is mentally competent to enter the plea. In January, the psychologist had said that Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic, was incompetent to stand trial, but noted that he was making progress. Under a plea deal, the 23-year-old is expected to get a life sentence.
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