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Feds get first shot at trying Tucson shooter….

Federal prosecutors will get the first crack at trying alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner, federal and local officials said Friday.

Loughner will first be prosecuted by the Arizona district of the U.S. attorney’s office, and will then face prosecution by the Pima County attorney’s office, the two agencies announced in a joint statement. So far, Loughner has been charged with three federal crimes — including one for the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — and is expected to face more charges there, on top of anticipated state charges.“

These cases,” the two offices said, “will be tried in sequence and will ensure that all rights of the victims and their families are vindicated.”

 

Throughout the weeks since the shooting, the agencies said, they have worked closely to investigate the case……

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This is from Politicaldog101.com

 

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February 4, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Crime, Law, Updates | ,

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