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Published: 03/22/11

Mental Exam Ordered for Arizona Shooting Suspect

By  not in system - AOL News
Mental Exam Ordered for Arizona Shooting Suspect

PHOENIX -- A federal judge on Monday ordered the suspect in the January shooting rampage in Tucson to undergo a mental evaluation at a specialized facility in Missouri as soon as possible. The evaluation will be videotaped and provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said in his late Monday ruling. The judge also ordered that the exam be conducted no later than April 29, and that findings be reported to the court and attorneys on both sides by May 11. Prosecutors had argued that Jared Lee Loughner's exam should be conducted at a so-called medical referra...

Published: 03/9/11

Tucson Shooting Survivors Attend Loughner Hearing

By  not in system - AOL News
Tucson Shooting Survivors Attend Loughner Hearing

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Survivors of the Tucson shooting rampage came face to face Wednesday with the man accused of carrying out the attack that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Jared Lee Loughner smiled as he entered the courtroom in handcuffs and wearing a khaki prison jumpsuit. His once-shaved head featured short, dark hair and sideburns. Two U.S. marshals stood just feet behind Loughner throughout the hearing. At least three survivors of the Jan. 8 rampage - Susan Hileman, U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) Bill Badger and Mavanell "Mavy" Stoddard - attended ...

Published: 03/4/11

Jared Lee Loughner Case: Feds Add Murder Charges, Potential Death Penalty

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Jared Lee Loughner Case: Feds Add Murder Charges, Potential Death Penalty

The federal government's case against Jared Lee Loughner got bigger and more serious Friday after a grand jury returned a new, 49-count indictment charging the Tucson, Ariz., shooting suspect with multiple first-degree murder charges for his alleged role in the deadly Jan. 10 attack. A new arraignment in the case is set for March 9. Six people, including Arizona Chief District Judge John M. Roll, were killed, and 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Gifford (D-Ariz.), were wounded when Loughner, 22, allegedly began shooting a semi-automatic weapon inside a supermarket during one of Rep. Giffor...

Published: 02/18/11

Judge Rules Loughner Search Warrant Will Stay Private For Now

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Judge Rules Loughner Search Warrant Will Stay Private For Now

A federal trial judge Friday afternoon refused for now to order the release of search warrant information about Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Jan. 8 Tucson shooting that left six dead, including Arizona Chief U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, and 14 injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). However, U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns refused a defense request to block the public release of Loughner's official mug shots. Instead, Burns ruled that the U.S. Marshal's Service, which took and now holds the photographs, must determine under its own procedures whether they can b...

Published: 02/12/11

Legal Battle Over Tucson Defendant Jared Loughner's 'Real' Mug Shot

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Legal Battle Over Tucson Defendant Jared Loughner's 'Real' Mug Shot

We've all seen the photograph by now -- those of us who wanted to, anyway. In it, Jared Lee Loughner, the Tucson shooting suspect, stares directly into the camera, head shaved clean, eyes wide open, with a slight smirk that is, at best, unsettling. If the photo were ever introduced at trial -- which is unlikely-- federal prosecutors might say it shows the ubiquitous "face of terror." Defense attorneys, on the other hand, likely would counter that it's some visible proof of their client's unbalanced mental state in the hours following his alleged crimes. Either way, the picture, released to th...

Published: 01/26/11

Judge John Roll's Successor Declares 'Judicial Emergency' in Arizona

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Judge John Roll's Successor Declares 'Judicial Emergency' in Arizona

Chief U.S. District Judge John M. Roll may have stopped by to say hello to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at that Tucson Safeway on Jan. 8 -- a simple gesture that cost him his life -- but he was there mostly so he could talk business with the federal lawmaker and her staff about what he called a "tsunami" of criminal cases battering Arizona's federal courts. There were, he had often said to anyone who would listen, just too many felony cases for too few judges with too little resources, especially in Tucson. In fact, just six weeks before his death, Roll asked his bosses at the 9th U.S. Circuit Cou...

Published: 01/24/11

Jared Loughner Pleads Not Guilty in Tucson Shooting Rampage

By  Carla Baranauckas - Politics Daily
Jared Loughner Pleads Not Guilty in Tucson Shooting Rampage

Jared Loughner, accused of killing six people and critically wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a shooting rampage outside an Arizona supermarket, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he tried to kill the congresswoman and two of her aides. Appearing in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the 22-year-old Loughner did not speak but exhibited some bizarre behavior, contorting his face and laughing openly, according to The Arizona Republic. He is charged with attempted assassination of a member of Congress. He also faces two counts of attempted murder of a federal employee in connection with ...

Published: 01/22/11

United States v. Loughner: The Decision About the Death Penalty

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
United States v. Loughner: The Decision About the Death Penalty

In United States v. Jared Lee Loughner, the federal case against the Tucson shooting suspect, the action now shifts from public disclosures about what happened at the Safeway supermarket on Jan. 8 to private conversations between federal lawyers in Arizona and Washington over whether the death penalty should be a sentencing option for the jury. These talks -- between the U.S. Attorney in Arizona and the Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder -- are required under an elaborate series of rules in the United States' Attorneys Manual. That federal prosecutor's bible has been b...

Published: 01/21/11

Home Video of Jared Loughner Playing in School Jazz Band Surfaces

By  Torie Bosch - AOL News
Home Video of Jared Loughner Playing in School Jazz Band Surfaces

An Arizona photographer has shared video of Jared Loughner, the accused gunman in the deadly Tucson shootings, in simpler times. The 2003-04 video shows the young teenager as an eighth-grader and ninth-grader playing the saxophone, his neat appearance a stark contrast to the now-infamous mugshot of a wild-eyed Loughner. The Arizona man who found the footage is the father of a girl who also played in the jazz band. Robert Blanco, a photographer, said Loughner was rather quiet. KGUN, the Arizona station that first released the video, said it has more video of Loughner that it will release onc...

Published: 01/19/11

Poll: Most Americans See Arizona Shooting as 'Isolated Act' of an Individual

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Poll: Most Americans See Arizona Shooting as 'Isolated Act' of an Individual

Confirming the results of other recent polls, a new Pew Research Center survey says nearly six out of 10 Americans consider shootings like the one in Tucson to be isolated acts of troubled individuals, and that the latest violent incident has produced no significant change in public views on the issues of gun control and gun rights. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed Jan. 13-16 said the Arizona shooting spree, in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded and 19 others killed or injured, was the isolated act of an individual, compared to 31 percent who believe the incident reflec...

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