John Roll

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Giffords Now Knows Who Died in Shooting

Family waited til she had recovered enough to process grief

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords has long known that she was injured in a shooting that claimed six lives, but family and friends waited until recently to tell the Arizona congresswoman the full story: That among the dead were 30-year-old aide Gabe Zimmerman, who she adored as if he were family, friend John... More »

Tucson Shooter Didn't Miss Once: Autopsies

Jared Lee Loughner's lawyers want to delay trial until 2013

(Newser) - Three of the six people shot dead at a political gathering in Tucson that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last month were shot in the head, according to autopsy results released by the county medical examiner. The youngest victim, 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, died from a single shot that tore through... More »

Shooting Video Reveals Judge's Heroism

John Roll died saving Giffords aide's life

(Newser) - Judge John Roll pushed another man to the ground and shielded that man's body with his own, apparently saving one life while losing his own, reveals a heartbreaking video of the Tucson attack that is being publicly described for the first time. "It’s very clear to me the... More »

John Roll Remembered as Fair Jurist, Regular Guy

Received death threats after controversial 2008 immigration case

(Newser) - Judge John Roll took tough immigration cases on head-on in his courtroom, but yesterday the slain judge was remembered as a guy who loved walking his beloved basset hounds and was prone to getting lost on the way to McDonald's. "That's always a good thing to hear, that people... More »

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

US marshal says he's barely talking to anyone

(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... More »

Westboro Church Won't Protest 9-Year-Old's Funeral, But...

...It will protest Judge John Roll's

(Newser) - Don’t look now, but the Westboro Baptist Church is displaying one tiny, itty-bitty modicum of decency! The church has announced that, in a saintly show of restraint, it will abandon plans to picket the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was killed in Saturday’s Tucson massacre. Of... More »

Federal Judge Among 6 Killed in Arizona Shooting

John Roll had himself received death threats in 2009

(Newser) - Six have been confirmed dead in today's tragedy in Arizona involving Rep. Gabrielle Giffords: among them, Federal Judge John Roll. No stranger to threats himself, the Arizona Republic reports that the US district judge received death threats in 2009 after ruling that a $32 million civil rights lawsuit filed by... More »

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