49 additional charges unsealed against Giffords shooter

March 5, 2011 02:34

PHOENIX - Federal prosecutors on Friday unsealed an expanded 49-count indictment against Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared Lee Loughner, setting in motion a review to determine whether he will face the death penalty.

The latest indictment charges Loughner with first-degree murder of a federal employee in the deaths of a federal judge and an aid to US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, gravely wounded in the attack while she was meeting with constituents.

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