January 24, 2011

TUCSON — Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner was due to appear in federal court Monday on charges of attempting to assassinate Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the attempted murder of two of her staff members.

A 22-year-old college dropout, Loughner is accused of opening fire on Giffords and a crowd of bystanders outside a grocery store in north Tucson on Jan. 8, killing six people, including federal judge John Roll, and wounding a total of 13.

He will be arraigned on the three counts of attempted assassination and attempted murder in U.S. District Court in central Phoenix at 1:30 p.m. local time (3:30 p.m. ET) before District Judge Larry Burns.

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