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In this artist rendering, Jared Lee Loughner makes his first court appearance at the Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz., Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Loughner appeared in federal court on charges he tried to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a shooting rampage that left six people dead. (AP Photo/Bill Robles)
Photo by: Bill Robles
In this artist rendering, Jared Lee Loughner makes his first court appearance at the Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz., Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Loughner appeared in federal court on charges he tried to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a shooting rampage that left six people dead. (AP Photo/Bill Robles)

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