Jared Lee Loughner – defense by mug shot?

Is he trying for an insanity defense with this mug shot? Judy Clarke has been appointed Jared Lee Loughner’s federal public defender. She previously defended the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. (CNN):

Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect accused of opening fire outside an Arizona supermarket over the weekend, appeared calm and in control during his first court appearance Monday, but gave no indication as to how he would plead to the charges.

The 22-year-old faces five federal counts connected to the Saturday rampage outside a Tucson grocery store, including murder and attempted murder. Six people were killed in the attack and 14 others wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition.

Loughner wore a tan-colored prison outfit, and his head was shaved. He appeared nervous at first, according to Rowlands. Loughner looked at the ceiling and his eyes darted back and forth. His hands and feet were shackled.

Authorities have said the federal charges against Loughner include two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of attempting to kill a member of Congress — all stemming from the shootings of federal employees at the scene. One member of Giffords’ staff was killed and two more were wounded. The gunfire also claimed the life of a federal district judge, John Roll.

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Watch: YouTube Videos From Tuscon Shooter Jared Loughner

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We're learning more about the alleged 22-year-old gunman who shot earlier today several people at a public event in Tuscon hosted by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, severely injuring her and several others and taking the lives of at least two others. Jared Lee Loughner had both a Myspace page and a YouTube channel that might help bring some insight into the mind of the man.

About 15-20 shots were reported to have been fired at the Safeway where the event was taking place. A 9 mm Glock was recovered at the scene.

We know that Loughner was once a volunteer for the Tucson Festival of Books.

Loughner's Myspace page has since been taken down but not before information and screen grabs of his page were captured. Two of those photos are above. His page listed his interests as "reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college."

Loughner Five videos were posted on Loughner's YouTube channel (username: Classitup10) in November and December of 2010. The videos are  bizarre and nonsensical. In the videos, which are simply text, graphics and music, Loughner talks about dreaming, "currency government," religion, mind control and other things, not much of which makes much sense.  He also claims this in one of the videos: "I define terrorist."

Watch them for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP.

 

 



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