1. Tucson

    Loughner Pleads Guilty

    Tuscon shooting rampage suspect Jared Lee Loughner is pictured in this undated booking photograph released by the U.S. Marshals Service on February 22, 2011. The 22-year-old college dropout is accused of opening fire on U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a crowd of bystanders outside a grocery store on January 8, 2011, killing six people including a federal judge, and wounding 13. Loughner is not mentally competent to stand trial on the charges, in a ruling by a federal judge Larry Burns May 25, 2011.


    Loughner pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the shooting in Arizona that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. In exchange for the plea deal, the government will not seek the death penalty. Rep. Giffords announced in a statement through her husband that she supports Jared Loughner's plea agreement. A psychologist testified Tuesday that Loughner is competent to stand trial. Sentencing for the case is set for November 15.

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