Sources say Loughner to enter guilty plea Tuesday

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner is expected to enter a guilty plea this week.

The Los Angeles Times is citing sources who say Loughner will enter his plea Tuesday in a federal court in Tucson.

The Los Angeles Times says officials believe that the 23-year-old is able to comprehend the charges facing him.

The Associated Press has reported that Loughner’s guilty plea will lead to a sentence of life in prison. It’s not known if he will plead guilty to all or just some of the charges he’s facing.

Loughner is accused of killing six people and injuring several others at a constituent meeting for congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords in January of 2011.

Giffords was among those injured. She has since resigned from Congress and continues to recover from the shooting.

It’s not known if Giffords will be in court on Tuesday. Many of the other victims and their families are expected to show up.