Arizona has seen it’s fair share of excitement today. In a horrifying turn of events there were 5 people killed and as many as 12 people wounded today in a shooting. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot point blank in the head but did not die. Federal Judge John Roll was not so lucky however.
U.S. District judge John Roll was confirmed to be dead by U.S. Marshall for Arizona David Gonzales. The attack was meant for Gabrielle Giffords but the other people were caught in the crossfire. Jared Laughner was the young man responsible for this horrible event. John Roll had received death threats in 2009 so that has raised some eyebrows.
I am just wondering if this was not a very well thought out plan by someone bigger than 22 year old Jared Laughner. This looks like a deal where someone “in the big time” wanted a couple of people gone and simply paid a desperate kid to take care of their dirty work. There are a lot of things to get figured out within the next few days. Our thoughts and hearts go out to John Roll ‘s family.