Posted by | January 19, 2011 20:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

Jared Lee Loughner has been indicted initially on three counts. (An artist’s rendering here is from his court appearance.)

The indictment alleges that Loughner, 22, attempted to assassinate Giffords and attempted to murder two federal employees, Barber and Simon.

If convicted for the attempted assassination of a member of congress he could get the maximum penalty of life in prison. A conviction for attempted murder of a federal employee carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Additional charges could be filed that could carry the potential for the death penalty.

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