Jared Loughner Trial To Stay In Arizona, Department Of Justice
Jared Loughner Mass Murder Trial: Tucson Shooting Trial To Stay In Arizona, Department Of Justice
The trial of Jared Lee Loughner for the shooting in Tucson Arizona that saw six people killed and 14 others injured including Gabrielle Giffords will stay in Arizona, the Department of Justice says.
There was speculation that the trial of Jared Loughner may be moved to another district, perhaps San Diego, because of the intense media scrutiny of Tucson Shootings generated.
Also, federal judge John Roll died in the Tucson shootings are their was speculation Arizona judges would have to recuse themselves the Loughner trial because on of their colleagues was killed.
However, it turns out the trial of Jared Loughner will stay in Arizona.
The department plans to bring the case in Arizona and will oppose any change of venue motions," DOJ spokesman Matthew Miller said.
"Federal law dictates these offenses be tried in the District (where the crime occurred). The Justice Department is moving forward in a manner consistent with the law," spokeswoman Jessica Smith said in an emailed statement.