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AZ Shooting

Loughner Appears in Court

Jared Loughner, the man suspected of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six other people, appeared in federal court on Monday. His head was shaved, he wore an inmate uniform, and he had a cut on his right temple. Loughner is not cooperating with authorities, according to MSNBC. He’s due in court this afternoon, where he’ll be charged with five felony counts. He’ll be represented by Judy Clarke, the lawyer who defended Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and worked on Timothy McVeigh’s legal team. Clarke is already in Arizona and hopes to represent Loughner at his trial this afternoon. When police investigated Loughner’s home, they found evidence that he may have been planning his alleged attack on Giffords, including a note that said, “my assassination” and another that said, “I planned ahead.”

January 10, 2011 6:43 AM