Autopsies released for victims in Giffords attack

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Posted: Mar 07, 2011 5:15 PM
Autopsies released for victims in Giffords attack

Autopsy reports have been released for the six people killed in the January shooting rampage in Arizona that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The reports were released Monday by the Pima County Medical Examiner's office. They detail how the victims died, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl born on Sept. 11, 2001.

Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Larry Burns to bar the reports' release and argued that news stories about the autopsies could hurt the chances for a fair trial. Burns rejected the request last week.

Jared Lee Loughner faces 49 federal charges in the Jan. 8 shooting.