Gun­man faces 49 charges

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

JARED Lough­ner, the gun­man ac­cused of try­ing to as­sas­si­nate a US con­gress­woman and killing six peo­ple in Tuc­son, has pleaded not guilty to all 49 new charges against him. He en­tered the pleas in his first court ap­pear­ance in Tuc­son it­self, af­ter pros­e­cu­tors an­nounced new in­dict­ments in the Jan­uary 8 Ari­zona shoot­ing spree. Sitting qui­etly, the 22-year-old lis­tened as the 49 counts in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple mur­der charges were read to him. ‘‘ Jared Lee Lough­ner, is that your true name?’’ a court of­fi­cial asked. ‘‘ Yes, it is’’ Lough­ner an­swered, his voice soft but au­di­ble.

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