PHOENIX (AP) - The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting is being held without bail and has been assigned a lawyer who is no stranger to defending high-profile clients.
Jared Loughner entered the courtroom Sunday handcuffed and wearing a tan inmate uniform. His head is shaved and he has a cut on his right temple.
The 22-year-old is accused of killing six people on Saturday and injuring 14 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
His expression was impassive as he walked in, looked straight at the crowd at the back of the room packed with reporters, then turned around to speak to his attorney, Judy Clarke. He responded "yes" when asked if he understood his rights.
Clarke has also represented Theodore Kaczynski, Eric Rudolph, and Susan Smith.
The federal public defender's office in Arizona originally said Clarke represented Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh, but said later Monday that it was not the case.
The courtroom was under heavy guard with about a dozen U.S. marshals.
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