Giffords' alleged shooter indicted on 49 counts
Jared Lee Loughner has been indicted on 49 counts in connection with the shootings that injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
March 4th, 2011
02:46 PM ET

Giffords' alleged shooter indicted on 49 counts

A federal grand jury has indicted Jared Lee Loughner on 49 counts in an indictment authorities unveiled Friday, prosecutors said.

The charges relate to a shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed several people and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona.

A grand jury indicted Loughner in January on three counts of attempted murder, including one alleging that he tried to kill Giffords. The new indictment includes those charges and adds several others.

It charges him with murder in the death of John Roll, a federal judge, and Gabriel Zimmermann, a staff member for Giffords.

It also charges him with causing the deaths of Dorothy J. Morris, Phyllis C. Schneck, Dorwan C. Stoddard and a child at a federally provided activity, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

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  1. leeintulsa

    I didn't even read the story on this one. Didn't have to. Doesn't matter.Judging by the smile in his initial photo, this dude did it for the fame. I don't know if I support Gifford, don't know anything really. I know I don't support him. Why CNN and every other news outlet in the world keep promoting him, I have no idea. He should be dubbed, "some psycho".

    March 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    Ever since the Jan.8 shooting I noticed that not even once did the people in the right-wing news media ever say what it was that motivated this young man. Now we have all these ignoramuses blogging in here to demand his blood. Here's the right-wing mob mentality at work!!!

    March 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      So what motivated him? Guess it's a big secret between you and him?

      March 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Like you Frank,this right-wing lynch-mob mentality makes me want to puke! I guess that the politicians in Washington like it.

      March 5, 2011 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. George

    Lock him up, he is trash, it does not matter which side you are on Reblican or Democrat

    March 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Aww Sh~t

    If he was black he would have been killed brought back to life,hanged, brought back to life again shot in the head and everyone he knew would have been wiped out amazing how he wasnt shot after all he did amazing!

    March 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Allahisalmighty

    May Allah bless his soul for the work he has done! Long live Loughner!

    March 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Now that's more like it. I'm getting sick and tired of all this public arrogance and self righteousness and especially this mob mentality!

      March 5, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jack Watcher

    Take a good look at this guys face. It is unbalanced and his nose is distorted. I think his obvious problems stem from a great dissatisfaction with himself. I read his writings on his website right after it all happened and it is clear that he has some sort of mental deficiency.

    March 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andrew

    More disturbing than what he did, is the fact that some people here are saying there should not be a trial. It doesn't matter if "everyone knows he did it." If we allowed the killing of suspected criminals without due process, we'd be no better than them.

    March 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
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