Suspected Gunman In Arizona Shooting Appears In Court

While Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is recovering at TIRR Memorial Hermann for a gunshot wound to the head, her suspected shooter appeared in a Phoenix courtroom today. 22-year-old Jared Loughner is pleaded not guilty charges with the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords and attempted murder of two of her aides after the shooting rampage in a Tucson grocery store. This was the second court appearance for Loughner since the shooting on January 8, 2011. Six people died in the shooting, 13 others were wounded.

Both Federal and State prosecutors plan to add more charges to the list, including murder, and authorities say he will later face state charges dealing with other victims. Prosecutors are also expected to seek the death penalty. Many believe, however, that the defense will argue Loughner was mentally incompetent at the time of the shooting and will be for trial.