Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arizona Chief US District Judge John Roll Confirmed Killed by Jared Loughner

Arizona Chief US District Judge John Roll was fatally shot by Jared Loughner.

Fortunately, Gabrielle Giffords (D) may just pull through despite a bullet passing through her brain. We will have to wait to see what long term effects of her injury will be.

"John McCarthy Roll, Arizona's chief federal trial judge, was slain Saturday morning in the gun attack in Tucson which gravely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. At least four others were killed in the attack, and as many as 12 more were wounded.

Judge Roll evidently was at Rep. Giffords' public event -- some reports suggested he lived close-by and decided to drop in and say hello to Gifford -- when he was shot and killed by the suspected gunman whom police later identified as Jared Loughner, of Tucson. Federal officials in Washington confirmed Roll's death approximately three hours after the attack. Loughner is now in custody.

Judge Roll was a 1991 judicial appointee of George H. W. Bush after a distinguished career as an Arizona state attorney, an assistant in the state, and then as a state court judge.

Past related post:
Berman Post: Gabrielle Giffords (D) Shot in The Head
Berman Post: Jared Laughner Identified as Shooter of Gabrielle Giffords (D)
Berman Post: Jared Laughner (Shooter of Gabrielle Giffords (D)) MySpace Page Found, Now Removed

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