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Suspect In Arizona Shooting Held Without Bail

The suspect in an Arizona shooting is held without bail after appearing in court. 22-year-old Jared Loughner, who entered a Phoenix courtroom, cuffed and dressed in an inmate uniform, was assigned the same defense lawyer who represented Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh. Loughner is accused of killing six people, injuring 14 others, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Doctors say Giffords is recovering well. They say there is some optimism to her case, and that they aren't seeing any increased brain swelling. President Obama contacted the families of those involved in the shooting, including the family of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed. The Arizona sheriff in charge of the investigation was targeted by the media after his remarks that the bigotry and hatred in his home state was to blame for the incident. Those who knew suspect Loughner say he had radical and bizarre political views, but his motivation for the shooting is still unknown. FBI agents were seen leaving his home with a black bag, which has not yet been confirmed as evidence.

 

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