Editor's Note: Attorneys for convicted killer Jared Lee Loughner notified the court that Loughner didn't file or authorize the lawsuit, Cosme Lopez, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office District of Arizona, said on Thursday.

Jared Lee Loughner has filed a lawsuit against Gabrielle Giffords and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, alleging Giffords caused him emotional distress and should pay him $25 million, according to documents filed in federal court in Phoenix.

 Loughner is serving a life sentence in prison for shooting and killing six people in Tucson in January 2011. Former congresswoman Giffords suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was among 13 people wounded.

In the two-page lawsuit filed March 18 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Loughner says he is innocent and asks for his immediate release from prison. He also makes bizarre claims about Giffords.

No lawyer is listed in the document. The document is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors.

The envelope the lawsuit was mailed in was postmarked in Philadelphia. Loughner is serving his time in a Minnesota federal prison facility. Officials with the prison could not be reached Wednesday evening to confirm the envelope was mailed from their facility. The envelope has no markings to indicate in came from a federal prison.

Loughner said his head is “full of chips and this evil empire govt is controlling me.” He said he was a "victim of project mk-ultra" and Giffords is part of the Illuminati. 

Loughner alleges Giffords was never shot. Instead, she studied Ronald Reagan movies and is pretending to be a gunshot victim.

The lawsuit also claims Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is planting equipment in the sky to spy on Americans for the NSA.

Loughner claims Giffords played a role in the recent standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon, sprayed chemtrails into the sky that are making him delusional, and financed the December shooting in San Bernardino, California.

Loughner said he has evidence of Giffords "dancing at boheimian [sic] Grove" with the Rockerfellers and Rothschilds.

Loughner said he is not getting proper food in prison, his medications were taken away, and he is water boarded daily by federal agents. 

A stamp on the lawsuit says the document was filed incorrectly and is subject to rejection by the court. 

 

 

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