Jared Loughner Federally Indicted for Murders of All Victims -- Not Just Federal Employees

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Jared Loughner, the lone suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage, has been formally charged with murder.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced this morning that a 49-count federal indictment has been returned charging Jared Loughner, the lone suspect in the January 8, Tucson shooting rampage, with various crimes, including murder.

In a twist, the new indictment names all victims of the shooting, not just federal employees.

Before today, Loughner, 22, only had been formally charged with the attempted murders of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides. Today, the feds unveiled the laundry list of other charges filed against Loughner.

Of the 49 counts, two of them are for the murders of Federal Judge John Roll, and Giffords aide Gabriel Zimmerman, which was expected. Four of the other counts are for causing the death of participants at a federally provided activity.

"These final four Arizonans' lives were extinguished while exercising one of the most precious rights of American citizens, the right to meet freely and openly with their Member of Congress," U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke says.

In those four counts, the indictment names the victims as being Dorothy J. Morris, Phyllis C. Schneck, Dorwan C. Stoddard, and a child, referred to in the indictment as C-T G. (9-year-old Christina Taylor Green), who were shot while waiting to see Rep. Giffords at the Congress on Your Corner event on that fateful day in Tucson.

The charges against Loughner for the murders of non-federal employees are permitted under a provision in federal civil rights law that usually is applied to hate crimes, but can also apply anyone "participating in or enjoying any benefit, service, privilege, program, facility, or activity provided or administered by the United States."

"This was an attack on Congresswoman Giffords, her constituents, and her staff," Burke continues. "This indictment involves potential death-penalty charges, and Department rules require us to pursue a deliberate and thorough process.  That process is ongoing, and we will continue to work diligently to see that justice is done."

The indictment also includes the earlier attempted murder charges against Loughner.

Federal statute requires the suspension of all state or local prosecutions while the federal case is pending, so state charges are expected, but will be put on hold until the feds finish their case.

"As stated previously, the Pima County Attorney's Office intends to pursue all state charges against Loughner," the feds says.

Subsequently, Loughner will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service as his case moves through the federal court system.

After that, the state will have its crack at him.

Loughner is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges on Wednesday in Tucson in front of U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns.

As Burke notes, if convicted, Loughner faces the possibility of the death penalty.
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Ed Chiarini
Ed Chiarini

So let me ask the DA if they filed the lean on loughner for the $1500 that is always done on persons that cause damage to another, per the Victim Compensation Act.  OH, look at that they didn't.  FAKE  go to wellaware1.com for the truth.

Kimpanelli1007
Kimpanelli1007

This post is such bullshit. Seriously: Jared Loughner obviously was not against free speech or assembly as the writer of this BS is about. It is about her relationship to ELITIST ZIONIST CRIMINALS that support the terrorist orgainzation legally terrorizing Americans: THE Antidefamation League: ADL. Gifford and all others were strong supporters. I curse the idiot or plain evil party who wrote this garbage. Wake up Americans. No converting gang: Jew-"wish" group should dominate American and hijack our military to allow English Crown Maritime Royalty apartheids that will result in Nazi camps killing christians. Do your homework. I've done mine. Their druglord terrorist media monopolies (money=power) exposed slightly in the 1980s never disappeared, only got much bigger in secret. WAKE UP! Why do so-called "Jews" that are Khazarian "converts" that wish to dominate the world as ANTI-CHRISTians... Russians that killed 15 times the jew killed in the German HOllocaust... They dominate the media, the political arenas and literally terrorize anyone who gets in their way from sideways infiltration and fraud. Outright lying and deceit to gain world domination from Israel using fake Christians like the BUSH fraud CIA druglord terrorist that ruined this country. Get a flippin education and stop believing what you see on TV and buying into the pendulum that they swing left to right in the ridiculous democratic vs. republic BS game. look at the top: Illuminati Nazi fake "Jew" Banksters. Research the Khazar Empire and Revelations 2:9 and 3:9. They, many russian so-called "Jews" hijacked American politics long ago and have Racketeered as in "RICO" their way into intimidation gov sponsored that so many experience today in the prison industrial complex Nazi-jew America.

Arizona Darkblade
Arizona Darkblade

Well yes, we all know who are the important victims in this by it taking 60 days for the charges to get filed for lay people but 60 seconds for them for those in political office.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Actually dumbass the police have to formally charge somebody within 48 hours of their arrest, not 60 days. Otherwise the hold is gone and the suspect could be released.

In this case, federal statutes supercede state statutes. Little thing called the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution.

Not to worry. Loughner will get his day in state court once Mr. Burke & Co. complete their task here and secure convictions....

Kimpanelli1007
Kimpanelli1007

He like he said was mind-controlled. Why Jewish again? Authentically Jewish or smoke-screen cover for Zionist Nazi Jews who control this country? Like Gifford's relationship to the ADL. Legal terrorists against American Civilians. Do your homework. They shave, beat up and drug people to take photos like this. Open your minds. I am not buying it.

Kimpanelli1007
Kimpanelli1007

I saw that his YouTube was altered and knew immediately that Gifford and the people meeting in public practicing their precious rights, like many of us are being persecuted by ADL supporters FOR... Not rocket science to call it like it is. The more educated, truth-seeking warriors for peace (not to condone what he did, but he intended to be a martyr I believe that knew that he was mind-controlled: as in Nazi science, do your homework) The zionist criminal elitites do a great job of defrauding Americans and pitting us all against eachother with minutiae in a two party system. WAKE UP AMERICANS. Before you end up in a FEMA camp.( concentration camp of Nazi America). It could happen ANY DAY. Get educated. Turn off your television set. It causes brain damage.

Ms Info
Ms Info

Your comment only shows your ignorance of federal law. The murder of a federal employee working at their job is a federal crime, so of course, they were charged first.

It is not at all clear that the others who were present are victims of a federal crime. What the local media isn't telling anyone, but has been reported all over the rest of the country, is that the US Attorney's office is charging for the other offenses under a federal civil rights statute that has never been used in this manner before. If upheld after Loughner's attorney inevitably challenges it, it could expand federal jurisdiction far beyond where it has ever been before.

XSoldier
XSoldier

If U.S Attorney General Eric Holder does not seek the death penalty against Jared Loughner, then he is truly a coward and hypocrite.

If anyone was more deserving of the needle, it's Loughner.

Killing a 9-year-old should automatically qualify him for the needle.

Kimpanelli1007
Kimpanelli1007

You are an idiot. Get an education.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Unlike you, dumbass, I served my country honorably in the U.S. Army. I have seen more in my 25 years on Earth than you have ever seen. So sit down, shut the fuck up, and enjoy the show.

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