Charges filed in shooting death of Arizona federal judge Sarah Paulsworth at 9:44 AM ET
[JURIST] Federal charges [criminal complaint, PDF] were formally filed on Sunday against Jared Loughner, the man is accused of shooting to death [JURIST report] Chief Judge John Roll of the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] and five other people Saturday. Fourteen other people were wounded in the shooting including Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) [official website]. Loughner faces one count of attempted assassination of a member of Congress, two counts of killing an employee of the federal government and two counts of attempting to kill federal employees. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller [official profile] said that additional charges could be filed [Arizona Republic report] against Loughner in the future. Loughner is expected to appear in court in Monday [Reuters report] to enter a plea in response to the federal charges. Loughner has invoked his right to remain silent [ABC report] and refuses to talk to investigators. It is expected that Loughner will be represented in court [Arizona Republic report] by well-known federal public defender Judy Clarke, who has assisted other high-profile defendants including the "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski and Susan Smith, the South Carolina woman who drowned her children in 1994.
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