Suspect in Arizona shooting held without bail

PHOENIX - (AP) - The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting is beingheld without bail and has been assigned a lawyer who defendedOklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh.

Jared Loughner entered the courtroom Monday handcuffed andwearing a tan inmate uniform. His head is shaved and he has a cuton his right temple.

The 22-year-old is accused of killing six people on Saturday andinjuring 14 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

His expression was impassive as he walked in, looked straight atthe crowd at the back of the room packed with reporters, thenturned around to speak to his attorney, Judy Clarke. He responded"yes" when asked if he understood his rights.

The courtroom was under heavy guard with about a dozen U.S.marshals.

The 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people andinjured more than 600 others, was the worst act of domesticterrorism committed by an American citizen.

Rep. Himes: AZ shooting was assault on American democracy

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