Loughner 'Just Sits in a Cell With a Smirk on His Face'

US marshal says he's barely talking to anyone
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2011 4:30 PM CST
This Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 photo released by the Pima County Sheriff's Office shows shooting suspect Jared Loughner.   (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Dept. via The Arizona Republic)

(Newser) – Prison hasn't done much to wipe the scary-looking grin off Jared Lee Loughner's face. A US marshal tells the Daily Beast that the Arizona shooting suspect "doesn't say much, he just sits in his cell with a smirk on his face, nothing else." Loughner has what the marshal describes as a "paranoid headlights" stare and provides only one-syllable answers to questions.

"It's almost like nobody is worthy of him speaking to anybody," says Marshal David Gonzales. At one point, "he just sat there, elbows resting on his knees, staring straight ahead and smirking. I saw him do that for about 15 minutes straight, just looking at the wall." Click for the full interview.

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