Arizona Suspect: “I Planned Ahead”
An envelope found in the home of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner had the words “my assassination” and “I planned ahead” written on it.
Investigators found a letter from the congresswoman in a safe at the house where Loughner lived with his parents, thanking him for attending a similar 2007 event, a federal agent’s affidavit states.
“Also recovered in the safe was an envelope with handwriting on the envelope stating ‘I planned ahead,’ and ‘my assassination’ and the name ‘Giffords,’ along with what appears to be Loughner’s signature,” the affidavit states.
Another man, considered a “person of interest,” has been cleared. He was the cab driver who dropped Loughner off at the Safeway where the shootings took place.
Loughner has invoked his right against self-incrimination and is not talking with investigators, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said. The suspect was suspended from a Tucson community college in October after what the school said were multiple run-ins with campus police that led to his suspension.
“There’s reason to believe this individual may have a mental issue,” Dupnik told reporters Saturday night.
Loughner is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Phoenix on Monday.Click here for reuse options!
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