…and change that plea.
Jared Loughner, the “suspect” in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, entered a plea of not guilty Monday.
Seriously, “not guilty”?
Ok, there’s that innocent until proven guilty thing, I know – blah blah blah- , but didn’t several hundred people see him shot her and several others, killing a few?
I say you do the right thing Jared and fess UP!
Save the State of Arizona and the Feds a ton of money and bite the bullit, admit your crime and take what’s coming.
His attorney, Judy Clarke has started what will probably be a long and costly defense paid for by the American people.
She’s the gal who got life instead of the death penalty for the Unibomber, Ted Kaczynski and Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph.
Those trials took forever and cost millions.
Every one is trying to get a quote from Ms. Clarke. She has not responded to requests seeking comment. She is one of the top lawyers in the country for defendants facing prominent death penalty cases, and she’s pretty good. This guy may just dodge the needle bullit.
Ms. Clarke hasn’t mentioned an insanity defense, but I’m sure it’s on the way. Investigators have said Loughner was mentally disturbed and acting increasingly erratic in the weeks leading up to the attack on Jan. 8 that wounded 13.
If Loughner’s attorney uses mental competency questions as a defense and is successful, Loughner could be sent to a mental health facility instead of being sentenced to prison or death.
Is this guy crazy?
I’ll let you be the judge.