Loughner Makes Court Appearance, Awaits State Charges
Monday, January 10, 2011
The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting is in a federal courtroom facing charges of attempting to assasinate a congresswoman.
Jared Loughner entered the courtroom handcuffed and wearing an inmate uniform. His head is shaved and he has a cut on his right temple.
As he walked in, he looked straight at the crowd. His lawyer, a woman, whispered to him.
The 22-year-old is accused of killing six people on Saturday - including a federal judge - and injuring 14 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Authorities say 22-year-old Jared Loughner killed six people and wounded 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
He is charged with one count of attempted assassination of a member of Congress, two counts of killing an employee of the federal government and two counts of attempting to kill a federal employee.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik says state charges will also be filed.
He says the county attorney's office will file them on recommendation from his office.
Dupnik says there's no rush because Loughner is in custody.