Tucson Gunman Jared Lee Loughner Indicted on 49 Charges in Tuscon Massacre Shooting & Assassination Attempt


Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused in the Tuscon, Arizona shooting massacre has been indicted on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder that left six people dead and critically wounded Arizona US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Among the indictments is the assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that carries a potential death sentence.

The full Federal indictment can be read HERE.

A grand jury had indicted Loughner, 22, on three counts of attempted murder, including one alleging that he tried to kill Giffords with a Glock semiautomatic handgun during an event for constituents at a Tucson grocery store in January.

The new indictment, returned by a federal grand jury Thursday, includes those three charges and adds murder charges connected to the deaths of John M. Roll, a federal district judge, and Gabriel M. Zimmerman, a staff member for Giffords. He also faces charges in the deaths of Dorothy J. Morris, Phyllis C. Schneck, Dorwan C. Stoddard, and a child, referred to in the indictment as C-T G.


Forty-sex new indictments were added to the existing three counts of attempted murder against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and two aides as U.S Attorney Dennis K. Burke stated that Loughner violated the civil right of all attending the Giffords’ event. Burke stated, “These victims were exercising one of the most precious and fundamental rights of American citizens: the right to meet freely, openly and peaceably with their member of Congress.”

But, employing a novel legal argument, prosecutors persuaded a federal grand jury to indict him on 46 new charges, on the theory that the shootings occurred on protected federal ground, as if it happened in Congress. Six people, including a chief federal district judge, were killed, and 13 – including Giffords – were injured.

 Prosecutors have yet to say whether they will seek the death penalty; however, the option is certainly available.

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  • Comments

    One Response to “Tucson Gunman Jared Lee Loughner Indicted on 49 Charges in Tuscon Massacre Shooting & Assassination Attempt”

    1. NGBoston on March 8th, 2011 12:37 am

      Dear Jared Lee Loughner:

      You are certifiably insane. But you will never see the light of day again—-and here is what you may be lucky enough to view on the Rec Room TV in prison one day.

      Gabby Giffords is alive and well and will one day return to her seat in the US Senate.

      Her husband will fly on a final space mission, and you will rot away like the piece of crap you are in protective custody sleeping on your sad ass little cot and pooping in a stainless steel toilet the rest of your LIFE.

      You suck, Jared. I hope one day a CO is paid off to let you out for more than just your shower and some fresh air. Then, will see what happens to your skinny ass by your new friend named Bubba!

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