Posted: Jan 10, 2011 8:05 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jan 10, 2011 8:08 AM
TUCSON, AZ - Authorities are working to appoint an attorney before today's court appearance by Jared Loughner.
The 22-year-old is accused of trying to assassinate U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, killing six and injuring 14 others at a political event in Tucson, Arizona.
Loughner is scheduled to appear in federal court in Phoenix later today.
Authorities are asking that San Diego attorney Judy Clarke defend Loughner. Clarke has served on teams defending Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.