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Jared Lee Loughner

Indicted on 49 Counts of Murder and Attempted Murder

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Jared Lee Loughner

Jared Lee Loughner

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On January 8, 2011, a lone gunman opened fire at a "Congress on Your Corner" event held by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a Safeway store in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed and 13 wounded, including Rep. Giffords, who was shot in the head. Among the dead was U.S. District Judge John M. Roll.

Jared Lee Loughner, 22-year-old man described as a marijuana-smoking loner, was wrestled to the ground and taken into custody at the scene. He was charged in state and federal courts because he shot a federal judge and a Congresswoman.

Latest Developments

Jared Loughner Gets 7 Life Sentences
Nov. 8, 2012
The Arizona man who pleaded guilty to a shooting rampage after he was forcibly medicated to make him competent has been sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences to be followed by 140 years in prison. Jared Lee Loughner will never be eligible for parole.

Loughner Pleads Guilty in Tucson Shooting
Aug. 7, 2012
The man who killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, during a shooting rampage in Tucson in January 2011, will not face the death penalty. Jared Lee Loughner was allowed to plead guilty today after a federal judge ruled him competent to make that decision.

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Previous Developments

Feds Can Continue Loughner Medication
March 5, 2012
The Tucson shooting rampage suspect will continue to be forcibly medicated by federal prison officials after an appeals court turned down three of his appeals. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the appeals of Jared Lee Loughner to stop his forced psychotropic medication.

Loughner Appeals Forced Meds Issue Again
Nov. 1, 2011
Attorneys for the Tucson shooting rampage suspect have once again asked a federal appeals court to stop their client's forced medication, arguing that the medication could prevent him from getting a fair trial. Attorneys for Jared Loughner said the drugs interfere with his ability to work with his attorneys.

More Treatment Ordered for Loughner
Sept. 28, 2011
The man accused of a Tucson shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six people has made progress in his treatment for mental illness and should continue being treated for four more months, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said Jared Loughner had made measurable progress.

Judge Again Okays Loughner's Meds
Aug. 26, 2011
Saying lawyers and judges shouldn't be involved in these matters, a federal judge has once again refused to halt the forced medication of the Tucson mass murder suspect. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said officials could continue to give Jared Loughner anti-psychotic medications after hearing from a prison psychologist.

Court Rejects Loughner Medication Motion
July 22, 2011
A federal appeals court has turned down a motion to stop prison doctors from forcing psychotropic medications on the Tucson shooting suspect. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that prison officials can continue to treat Jared Lee Loughner for mental issues.

Judge Okays Medication for Loughner
June 30, 2011
A federal judge has ruled that prison officials can continue to force Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner to take anti-psychotic medications because he is a danger to others.

Arizona Shooter Declared Incompetent
May 26, 2011
The man accused of a Tucson, Arizona shooting spree that killed six people and wounded 13 others including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been declared incompetent to stand trial by a federal court. Judge Larry A. Burns ruled that Jared Lee Loughner was not competent enough to participate in his own defense.

Prosecutors Seek Mental Exam for Loughner
March 9, 2011
Federal prosecutors are seeking a mental evaluation of the 22-year-old man who is charged with shooting a U.S. Congresswoman and killing a judge in Tucson, Arizona. Prosecutors asked a judge to commit Jared Lee Loughner to a federal facility where psychologists can determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Gunman Wounds 19, Kills 6 in Tucson
A 22-year-old marijuana-smoking loner with an apparent grudge opened fire at a political event at a Tucson, Arizona shopping center Saturday, wounding 13 people, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and killing six others.

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