Loughner charged with 49 new counts in Tucson shootingPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. – Accused mass shooter Jared Lee Loughner faces dozens of new charges including murder almost two months after the Tucson shooting that left six people dead.
Loughner, 22, was indicted by a grand jury on 49 new counts including the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide.
Loughner is the accused shooter in the rampage on Jan. 8 that left 13 others injured including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Loughner faces murder charges for the deaths of U.S. District Judge John Roll and Giffords’ aide Gabe Zimmerman. He is also charged with causing death and injuring participants at a federal activity.
"The counts include all the victims. There is no distinction between whether they are federal employees," U.S. Attorney General for Arizona Dennis Burke said. "Everyone who was participating in that event is participating in a federal activity and they're protected by federal law."
Loughner entered a not guilty plea to previous charges of trying to assassinate Giffords and two of her aides.