Jared Loughner files $25M suit against Giffords

Posted at 3:15 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 20:46:41-04

The man serving a life sentence in the January 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six and injured many others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has filed a $25 million lawsuit against her.

Jared Loughner seeks $25 million in punitive damages against Giffords for "causing me emotion and psychological distress," according to the March 18 filing.

"My incarceration is illegal. I am actually innocent. I was Framed. I am a victim of project mk-ultra the govt. put a chip in my head to control my mind," Loughner claims.

Note: Capitalizations, abbreviations, spelling and grammatical errors are reflective of the documents filed.

Among Loughner's more outlandish claims:

  • Giffords is part of the Illuminati
  • She "never got shot, it was all an act," she learned from watching Ronald Reagan movies
  • He's become "sick and delusional" from chemtrails in the sky
  • He was "handpicked illegally to be a sleeper assassin"
  • He's waterboarded everyday by the NSA, CIA, ATF on Gifford's orders
  • She set up "poor man" Cliven Bundy and "infiltrated" the ranch
  • She financed the shooters in the deadly San Bernardino shooting
  • His attorney framed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the Boston Marathon bombings
  • He does not get access to NPR or CSPAN

The convicted killer sent the filing from Rochester, Minnesota where he is serving his sentence.

Giffords suffered a gunshot wound to the head and underwent months of treatment because of the shooting.

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