Federal court authorities are planning to move the trial of the alleged gunman in the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson to San Diego because of extensive pretrial publicity in Arizona, federal law enforcement sources said Sunday night.
Federal prosecutors intend to move forward with the case against Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner in Arizona, a Justice Department spokesman said Monday, knocking down a report in the Washington Post that suggested prosecutors were planning to take the case to San Diego to avoid the emotion stirred up in Arizona by the apparent assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)
"The Department plans to bring the case in Arizona and will oppose any change of venue motions," Justice Department Director of Public Affairs Matt Miller said Monday.
Guess we wait and see if the feds can manage to screw this up.
Giffords's condition upgraded
Completely unrelated side note- How long before the liberal left bemoans the conditions that Jared Lee Loughner is being held under?
Loughner, who is charged with murder and attempted murder, is being held at the Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison outside Phoenix.
For his own safety, officials said, he is being kept away from other prisoners and spends 23 hours a day alone in his cell. He gets about an hour a day to shower and exercise.
So far, nothing out of them even though when it comes to Bradley Manning, who leaked confidential information to Wikileaks endangering all of America, and is being held in the same type of solitary confinement, they call it inhumane torture.
5....4...3....2....1... birds chirping.