You tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own. But know this, and remember it always: You failed.Gabby Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, to Jared Loughner. The 24-year-old Loughner has been given 7 life sentences and 140 years in prison for killing 6 and injuring 13 in a shooting rampage last year. Giffords was shot in the head but survived; Loughner pled guilty three months ago to 19 federal charges and has no possibility of parole. source
Jared Loughner, the man accused of shooting Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords in the head back in 2011, is set to plead guilty after psychiatric experts declared him mentally fit and capable of understanding the charges against him. Still unknown: What the details of the plea deal are, and whether Loughner will cop to all or only some of the charges (six people were killed in the shooting). source
If Jared Lee Loughner takes psychotropic drugs, he could become competent enough to stand trial. A while back, a judge ruled that Loughner can take any medicine he wants voluntarily, but his lawyers must be notified if he’s forced to take any medication to restore him to competency. However, those lawyers say that they weren’t in the room during a June 13th hearing which allowed a mental hospital to force him to take drugs to improve his mental condition — against the wishes of Loughner. Now they’re having a judge decide on the matter for a third time. So, the question is: If his lawyers are trying to prevent him from taking the medicine he needs to get better, how is he supposed to stand trial? Answer: If the decision favors Loughner, he probably won’t. source
» Focusing on the other victims: This time, the charges focus less on Gabrielle Giffords (the only wounded victim still in the hospital or in rehabilitation) and more on those killed or wounded in the attack. Some of the charges include murder charges in the death of a federal judge and congressional aide, as well as charges revolving around causing death or injury at a federally-provided event. Let’s be honest, though. No matter how many charges they nail him for – or at least try to – the fact of the matter is, he’ll be punished severely when he’s convicted.
glenns answered: What are your thoughts on Jared Loughner pleading innocent?
» We say: It’s going to prolong the inevitable, considering the case is basically a slam-dunk, “NBA Jam”-style. There is literally gobs of evidence against him, and clear signs of pre-meditation. The only wrench that might come up is whether Loughner getting declared mentally unfit or something like that.
» And in case you’re wondering: Loughner could face the death penalty for the charges, which include attempted assassination of a congresswoman.
A Walgreens in Tuscon [sic], Ariz. turned over to police racy photos of gunman Jared Loughner with a Glock and a G-string that were taken to the store to be developed the night before the shooting rampage that left six people dead and 14 wounded. … In the photos he holds the pistol against his crotch and buttocks while wearing a bright red thong, sources told ABC News.ABC News • Leaving us speechless. source (via • follow)
The Jared that I used to know is completely changed from what the world sees him now as. You know, I would never have ever expected him to become what he has.Jared Lee Loughner’s ex-girlfriend, Kelsey Hawkes • Explaining that when they dated six years ago, her boyfriend wasn’t anything like he is now. Back then, she says he was “very caring, very sweet, a gentle, kind, you know, a little bit quiet. But altogether a pretty great guy.” And in regards to Loughner’s family life, she had this to say: ”From my experience with (his family), they were actually really great. His mom is a very sweet lady … very, very kind … and thoughtful, and her dad — or his dad, sorry, was always very kind to me, as well.” She also noted that Loughner’s father may have kept to himself, but he was actually pretty normal. source (via • follow)