One of Jared Loughner's Family's Mystery Spokesmen Former New Times Editor
|UPDATED IMAGE: In this screen grab taken from the L.A. Times website former New Times editor Jeremy Voas hands reporters a statement from the parents of shooting suspect Jared Loughner.|
As identified by several of New Times' elder staffers, the man in the photo to the left is former New Times editor Jeremy Voas, who now works for the Federal Public Defender's Office.
See Loughner's parents' statement below:
This is a very difficult time for us. We ask the media to respect our privacy.
There are no words that can possibly express how we feel. We wish that there were, so we can make you feel better. We don't understand why this happened.
It may not make any difference. But we wish that we could change the heinous events of Saturday. We care very deeply about the victims and their families. We are so very sorry for their loss.
The Loughner Family
As you can see, the statement doesn't offer too much information. Because we now know the statement was delivered -- and likely prepared -- by federal defense lawyers, it seems it's likely part of the positioning of Loughner's attorney, which may be the reason such little information is offered.