The Man Who Shot Gabby Giffords May Be Suing Gabby Giffords
The lawsuit claims the former U.S. representative has caused the shooter emotional and psychological distress.By Eugene Daniels | March 24, 2016
Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman in the 2011 Arizona shooting that killed six and wounded 13, including former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, is now seeking damages from Giffords for emotional and psychological distress. At least, according to a $25 million lawsuit filed in his name.
The lawsuit says Loughner was "hand-picked" to be the assassin and says: "My incarceration is illegal. I am actually innocent. I was framed." It also claims the government put a chip in his head and that Giffords only pretended to be shot and is part of a "global plot to take away our civil liberties."
Loughner is currently serving time in Rochester, Minnesota. But this suit was apparently postmarked in Philadelphia, which is where a hoax lawsuit was sent from earlier this month in the name of the Uber driver accused of shooting eight people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in February.