Criminal Justice

Suspect in Shooting of Giffords and Judge Roll Web-Searched Assassins Before Massacre, Officials Say


Suspected in what officials consider a political assassination, Jared Loughner was looking for information about lethal injections and assassinations prior to shooting U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other individuals&mdash including federal distritc Judge John Roll&mdash in Tucson, Ariz., earlier this month.

“He was looking at websites related to lethal injection and websites about famous assassinations,” an unidentified official close to the investigation told the New York Times.

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