Daily Commentary – Monday, November 12, 2012 – Jared Lee Loughner Sentenced to 7 Life Terms Plus 140 Years
- He will spend the rest of his life in jail but many believe he deserves the death penalty.
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New Pics of Gabrielle Giffords Released … Gabby Has Long Way Still to Go in Rehab from Tuscon Massacre Gun Shot Wound to Ever Consider Politics
New pictures have been released of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) by her office on her Facebook page. These are the first since the terrible Tuscan massacre shooting that left six dead and Giffords wounded with a gun shot to her head. Gabby has come a long way in he rehabilitation from her near fatal injury, but obviously has still a long way to still go. We wish her all the best in her recovery and well wishes. (VIDEO)
The photos show the congresswoman outside. She smiled directly into the camera in one, while she sat next to a woman in the other while smiling downward.
Giffords has been in a Houston rehab facility since two weeks after the Jan. 8 shooting. Six people were killed and 13 were injured, including Giffords.
Carusone said Friday that Giffords could be released sometime this month.
US rep Gabby Giffords obviously has a long road ahead of her in her. returning to Congress should be the least of her worries right now for herself and the Democrat political operatives who look to exploit Giffords for political purposes. Gabby’s well being and recovery is best served for her husband, children and family … politics is always there in the future if she wants. However, enough of the politics at this time.
One has to wonder about statements like that of Debbie Wasserman Schulltz in ‘Meet the Press” this Sunday, when she said “that she had a ‘wonderful conversation’ on the telephone with Giffords on Wednesday and Giffords spoke in full sentences and initiated some of conversation instead of just responding, as she had done in the recent past”. This seems to be in direct contradiction with that reported last week in the Arizona Republic where a Giffords staffer said,that Giffords is having difficulty communicating and is using facial expressions as a way to express and pointing.
US District Court Judge Larry A. Burns Ruled Jared Lee Loughner Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial in Tuscan Massacre (Death of 6 Wounding 12 including Gabby Giffords)
Jared Lee Loughner, the man responsible for the Tuscan massacre has been found to incompetent to stand trial by District Court Judge Larry A. Burns. In other words, this guy is out of his mind and has major mental illness that leaves him so delusional and psychotic. One has to wonder how Jared Lee Laughner was walking the streets prior to the mass murder shooting that left six dead and US Rep. Gabby Giffords critically wounded from gun shot to the head.
Jared Lee Loughner’s “major mental illness” leaves him so delusional and psychotic that he is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled today.
U.S. District Court Judge Larry A. Burns viewed hours of videotape of Loughner, he said, and agreed with the conclusion of the psychiatrist and psychologist who evaluated him: Loughner can’t understand the court proceedings or help his lawyers.
“The defendant was generally unable to provide rational and coherent thoughts,” Burns said.
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.
Alleged Tucson Gunman Jared Lee Loughner Researched Lethal Injection & Assassinations on Internet Prior to Shooting Spree
Can you say “premeditation” and he knew exactly what he was doing?
Jared Lee Loughner’s lawyers job was just made a lot more difficult. As reported by the Washington Post, Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman who killed six and wounded 13 in the Tucson, AZ shooting, researched on the Internet lethal injections and solitary confinement in prison in the weeks prior to his assassination attempt of US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D). But wait, it gets better or worse depending on whether you are a member of the prosecution or the defense … Loughtner researched political assassins and punishments he could face for murderon-line as well. Can you say that Loughner will be considered sane, in the legal sense.
Jared Loughner, he might look crazy, but he knew exactly what he was doing
Loughner pulled up several Web sites about lethal injections and solitary confinement in prison, said the sources, who asked to be anonymous because the investigation is ongoing. He also viewed Internet sites about political assassins, according to an analysis of Loughner’s computer that was completed by investigators last week, the sources said.
Police seized Loughner’s computer when they forcibly entered his family home in Tucson on Jan. 8, shortly after the shooting outside a Safeway that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
With Jared Lee Loughner planning and staging his shooting spree, it is going to be extremely difficult for his defense attorney, Judy Clarke, to prove that he was insane in the multiple indictments against Loughtner.
Loughner was arraigned in a federal courthouse in Phoenix on Monday. Judy Clarke, Loughner’s defense attorney from California, asked the court to enter a not-guilty plea on his behalf on three counts of attempting to kill federal employees, including Giffords.
Loughner was also indicted on charges of attempting to assassinate two of Giffords’s aides, Ron Barber and Pam Simon, who were injured in the attack. Two other federal employees, U.S. District Judge John M. Roll and another Giffords aide, Gabe Zimmerman, were killed.