Husband: Giffords satisfied with Loughner plea

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says he and his wife are satisfied with a plea agreement for the suspect in the Tucson mass shooting.

Jared Loughner is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in federal court Tuesday. He will be asked to acknowledge that he shot and killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords.

Loughner's attorneys and prosecutors also will try to persuade U.S. District Court Judge Larry A. Burns that Loughner no longer is mentally unfit for trial.

Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, says the pain and loss of the Jan. 8, 2011, events are incalculable. But he says avoiding a trial will allow the couple and the southern Arizona community to continue recovering and move forward with their lives.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 165286336 -
Gray Television, Inc.