Judge Orders Release of Tucson Shooter E-mails

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County Superior Court Judge Stephen Villarreal ruled that Pima Community College must make public more than 250 E-mails concerning Jared Loughner, the former student who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — gravely wounding her — and killed six others in January.

The judge rejected the college’s argument that the E-mails were part of Loughner’s student record and therefore protected from disclosure, The Arizona Republic reports. The news source sued the college for the E-mails, which it said could determine if the college took appropriate action.

The E-mails include pleas from instructors asking that Loughner be removed from class, and exchanges between the college’s dean and campus police, who wanted Loughner to be expelled, KOLD News 13 reports.

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