March 5, 2011 |
Prosecutors moved closer to seeking the death penalty for Jared Lee Loughner, charging him for the first time with the murder of a federal judge and a congressional aide in the shooting rampage earlier this year that also critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). Loughner, 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on the new murder allegations, and federal prosecutors in Phoenix said the case now involved "potential death-penalty charges. " Six people were killed and 13 others wounded by gunfire Jan. 8 at Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event in Tucson.
September 16, 2001 |
A gunman fatally shot the Sikh Indian owner of a convenience store Saturday and sprayed bullets at two other locations in the span of a few minutes, authorities said. Mesa police are investigating the shootings as possible hate crimes because the targets may have been Muslims, said Mesa police Sgt. Mike Goulet. The Sikh Indian was killed at a Chevron gas station parking lot at 7956 E. University Drive, Goulet said.
February 21, 2001 |
A doctor was convicted of manslaughter Tuesday in the death of a patient following a botched abortion, and a former clinic administrator was found guilty of negligent homicide. Dr. John Biskind, 75, and Carol Stuart-Schadoff, 63, were both charged with manslaughter in the death of LouAnne Herron, who died three hours after an abortion at the now-closed A-Z Women's Center in Phoenix in 1998. An autopsy found Herron's uterus had been ruptured by a medical instrument.
April 21, 2000 |
A heavily armed man who burst into a retirement community's homeowner meeting and killed two people was apparently seeking revenge for having lost his home at the complex to foreclosure, police said Thursday. Richard Glassel, 61, was arrested Wednesday after the shootings at the Ventana Lakes retirement community northwest of Phoenix. Three people were wounded.
April 20, 2000 |
A man armed with a rifle and handguns walked into a meeting at a retirement community recreation center and opened fire Wednesday, killing one woman and injuring four persons, one critically. The unidentified gunman was arrested at the scene, police said. The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. while the victims were attending a meeting of the Ventana Lakes community association. Sgt. Shawn Gormley said there was no known motive.
March 28, 2000 |
A man who murdered a couple after posing as a bounty hunter was sentenced in a Phoenix court to life in prison without the possibility of parole. David Brackney, 47, was one of five masked men who claimed to be in search of a California bail jumper when they burst into the couple's home in August 1997, according to prosecutors. Christopher Foote, 25, shot at the men as they tried to break down his bedroom door.