Jared Loughner is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday for the Tuscan, Arizona shooting that left six people dead and 13 others wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, last year.
NBC news reports:
Loughner now wants to plead guilty at that hearing, and the doctors treating him are prepared to testify that he's mentally competent to offer the plea, these sources say.
Acceptance of a plea from Loughner will not be automatic. Under federal court rules, the judge must be satisfied that a guilty plea is "knowing and voluntary." That will require the judge to ask Loughner a series of questions in open court to make certain that he has the capacity to understand what a guilty plea means, including the fact that he gives up all his appeal rights.
It is unclear if Loughner will plead guilty to all charges against him, or only some.
The attack in Tucson took palce as Congresswoman Giffords was sponsoring an event to meet constituents outside a store.
The site also reports:
Giffords spent more than a year in Houston undergoing intensive physical and speech therapy in a recovery that doctors and family have called miraculous. But she was unable to fully return to Congress and resigned in January this year.
Hopefully justice will be served.