Monday, January 10, 2011

'Unabomber' Lawyer Will Represent Alleged Giffords Shooter Jared Lee Loughner

Judy Clarke, who represented "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski and assisted in the case of confessed al-Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui, has been appointed to represent Jared Lee Loughner, the man charged by federal authorities with two murders as well as the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and two others.

Citing a federal judicial source, CNN reported that Clarke will represent Loughner at his hearing, which will take place Monday at 2 p.m. in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence Anderson at the Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. Clarke did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Loughner, an FBI agent charged in an affidavit, killed federal judge John Roll and Giffords staffer Gabriel Zimmerman, and attempted to kill Giffords, Pamela Simon and Ron Barber as well as approximately 14 other individuals.


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