Construction completed on Yuma courthouse named for judge killed in attack

Construction completed on Yuma courthouse named for judge killed in attack

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In this undated photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords, right, is shown with Arizona Federal District Judge John Roll. Giffords was critically wounded and Roll was killed during a shooting Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 16 at 4:12 PM

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- Construction has been completed on a new federal courthouse in downtown Yuma that is named after the judge who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage.
 
The Yuma Sun reports that a grand opening ceremony for the John M. Roll United States Courthouse is being planned for the fall.
 
Roll was among the six people killed in the mass shooting in January 2011.
 
Then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others were wounded in the attack.
 
Roll served as chief federal judge in Arizona.
 
Roll had signed off on the design of new courthouse days before his death, a project he considered his top priority for several years to make a reality.
 
The $25 million courthouse includes two courtrooms, judges' chambers, detention cells and other court-related offices.
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Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com
 

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