While one mug shot was already released of alleged Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, his attorney’s fought to keep this mug shot from being released, but RadarOnline.com has obtained it.
The newly released mug shots bear a striking resemblance to the previous mug shot, with Loughner’s shaved head and eerie smirk, although the new photos show a prominent laceration on the right side of his head.
As RadarOnline.com reported, one booking photo of Loughner was previously released to the public by the Pima County Sheriff, but after he was turned over to the United States Marshals, two additional booking photos were taken.
It’s standard practice for the U.S. Marshals Service to refrain from releasing booking photos, but after a case was brought on by the Detroit Free Press vs. Department of Justice citing the Freedom of Information Act, the mug shot was released on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old was arrested in January after opening fire at a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona – killing six people and injuring 14 others, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
The six people dead in the wake of the desert massacre are U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63; 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was born on 9/11, Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79.
Loughner pleaded not guilty to attempted assassination and murder charges but has yet to be charged by the state of Arizona.