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Suspect in attack on congresswoman faces 5 charges

4 years ago Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:11:13 PM CST January 09, 2011 Sunday, January 09 2011 Jan 9, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz.- Federal prosecutors charged the suspect in shooting of Arizona congresswoman with attempted assassination and four other charges.

Jared Loughner is charged with one count of attempted assassination of member of Congress, two counts of killing an employee of the federal government and two counts of attempting to killing a federal employee.

Heather Williams, the first assistant federal public defender in Arizona, says the 22-year-old suspect doesn't yet have a lawyer, but that her office is working to get a lawyer appointed for Loughner.

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