Under police escort, U.S. marshals leave in a van with Jared Loughner after his arraignment in Phoenix on Monday.
After being wrestled down and arrested at the scene of the fatal shooting in Tucson earlier this month and after a number of witnesses said he was the shooter, Jared Loughner entered a not guilty plea in a brief appearance at a Phoenix federal court Monday. —KA
Loughner, 22, at times scrunched his face and at others laughed openly as his defense attorney, Judy Clarke, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Wallace Kleindienst discussed the case at a brief arraignment hearing.
[...] Loughner is charged with one count of attempted assassination of a member of Congress in connection with the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. He is also charged with two counts of attempted murder of a federal employee in the wounding of Giffords aides Pam Simon and Ron Barber.