The U.S. Marshals Service released a new set of Jared Loughner mugshots, reports Politico.com. Loughner’s attorneys and prosecutors opposed the release; U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns in San Diego refused to block disclosure of the mugshots, which had been requested by media outlets under the Freedom of Information Act. Loughner is charged with shooting U.S. Rep.Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and killing six people in Tucson last month.
The new pictures, a head-on and profile shot, show bruising around Loughner’s left eye and an abrasion above his right temple. The photos were taken as part of the U.S. Marshals Service booking process for federal prisoners. (An earlier mugshot from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office got large play in the media.