Skip to comments.Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting
Posted on 08/07/2012 10:01:02 PM PDT by Down South P.E.
The suspect in a shooting that left a U.S. congresswoman wounded pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on the rampage that killed six other people. The plea spares Jared Lee Loughner the death penalty in an attack that gained worldwide attention.
The plea came soon after a federal judge had found that months of forcibly medicating Loughner to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges against him and assist in his defense.
At one point, Judge Larry A. Burns asked Loughner if he understood the charges against him and what the government would need to convict him.
"Yes, I understand," Loughner replied.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/07/suspect-in-tucson-shooting-pleads-guilty/#ixzz22vZr1nw7
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You’re absolutely right.
For your consideration:
The warden may choose to release him into the general prison population.
An acceptable end, methinks.
You're well behind on CA's death row tally. There's 724 waiting total, 20 are females. You're right that it can't be a deterrent in CA as the sentences aren't carried out. There's folks from the Carter years still waiting for their execution date and it's now more than 60 years to clear Death Row at a rate of one per month with no added persons.
That mades sense, thanks. I didn’t realize that the state was precluded from charging the murders of the federal employees. That being the case, they are separate crimes.
I agree.....abortion is the P.C. term for baby murder.
The state could charge “first degree murder of John Smith,” but not “first degree murder of John Smith, federal employee” or “attempted murder of a U.S. Congresswoman.”