Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

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Victims killed in Tucson shooting on Jan. 8, 2011. Victims killed in Tucson shooting on Jan. 8, 2011.
Jared Loughner Jared Loughner
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

Newly released law enforcement documents show how the man convicted in the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was unraveling in the month before the rampage.

CBS 5 News obtained the FBI files from the investigation into Jared Loughner, who was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting. The documents include paranoid, expletive-filled rants on MySpace in which Loughner discusses killing and his anger toward the government.

Loughner killed six people, including U.S. Judge John Roll, and injured 13, including Giffords, on Jan. 8, 2011, as the then-Arizona congresswoman met with constituents outside a grocery store.

The FBI said they investigated the attack under a number of statutes and the released document consists of FBI files concerning the early stages of the investigation. [Click here to read the full documents]

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