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. bob

    Yep. People like this should just be taken out back and shot once in the back of the head. Save us the tax payers millions a year and use the money for what we need. Jobs and deportation.

    March 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tidenknots

    Jason that's part of the problem with our legal system. This wack case was caught with the smoking gun and tackled by a bystander as he was killing people... How much taxpayer money should be spent defending this guy?

    March 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. albert

    he is not a good person, shooting people he had no right to kill. He deserves the toughest penalty of the law.

    March 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr_Crowley

    At least his appeal of the death sentence will be brief ~ no circus thru state courts for 20 years ~ dead very quickley like timothy m

    March 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kenny

    We have to be fair to this guy. You can't just execute this guy with out a trial to first find him guilty. There is a possibility he may be innocent. Well anyway, after he is found guilty, then he can be executed for each death he caused. That means give his body a jolt for each death he caused. The important thing is that we must give him a trial before his execution.

    March 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Paul


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  7. libfraega

    I eagerly await the first time ms. gifford is publicly asked whether she still supports concealed carrry permits alas the extremist stupidity of the advocates of gun violance (not 2nd amendment rights either) is such that I am calculating the probability that she will continue to support concealed carry even with the hole in her brain at 85% probability in favor of.

    March 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gio

    & to think! The whole time in Arizona they were worried about the MEXICANS!

    March 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • NPhxAz

      Who us?... Worried? Don't bet on it. We have sustained everything that is getting ready to happen to you. Now it is the rest of the nations turn to take the heat we have already grown accustomed to. Ask Wisconsin.

      March 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. libfraega

    I have been studying what I call the holden caufield phenomenon for some time now. My calculations show that the median average interval of these events is about every 2 weeks. Sometimes closer. My personal belief is that mr. murdochs propaganda delivery system FOX news IS INFLUENCING THESE EVENTS. At the very least fox is a factor of varying degree in some holden caufield events in other instances I believe FOX IS THE DECIDING FACTOR. Laughner holden caufield was angry with gifford because of her support of a lawsuit in support of some illegal aliens.

    March 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. libfraega

    For quite some time now mr. murdochs propaganda disseminating mechanism has been promulgating what is a major plank in the extreme rights platform in governments all over the world. Xenophobia, hatred of immigrants, and racial superiority. Fox's coverage portrays mexican people as bestial, subhuman, and takes great pains to paint them as criminal. I have personally witness coverage wherein a "minuteman" using a scope and saying, "see them scurrying like rats out there"

    March 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. libfraega

    Said 'minuteman" was standing on a pickup with mounted scope and a place that was readily apparant as being location where an illegally mounted gun would snap in place. Funny thing is too I've been down there and huge tracts of land that belong to the american people are illegally posted no trespass so these guys can run their cattle over it. They dont just want mexicans there they dont want you or me there either so campers, hikers, archeologists, and naturalists cant go there either

    March 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael

    This guy really hurt a lot of families and scarred a lot of people. He did the crime, he'll do the time. I expect the death penalty. Lethal injection. Don't know what Arizona law is concerning death penalties. Sorry to those hurt with this tragic occurance.

    March 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Peace Love of God

    I don't know why jared was tackled instead of being shot right there on the spot! I believe in peacefulness and all, but evil must be expunged from its roots.

    Jared is NOT crazy! Stop making excuses. If he were crazy he would never have been able to make and succeed in devious plotting. If he is capable of plotting how to take people's lives then he is alert and conscious of what he's doing.

    He has a case of demonic possession. His parents never had him baptized by the fire of the holy ghost so he got drawn in by the devil's influence.

    March 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Can't we leave god out of anything? Now *you* know the intentions of god? No wonder i outgrew all that rot..

      March 4, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Peace Love of God

    Some people can survive in life w out having that done because they are more evolved.

    He soooo needed a proper baptism.

    March 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |

    I just farted. Shoooooo : )

    March 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
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