Loughner charged with 46 new federal counts
The man accused of opening fire at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson is now facing 46 new federal charges.
A federal grand jury added the charges to the three Jared Loughner already faced.
According to a Washington Post report, the charges were based on the theory that the shooting occurred on protected federal ground, making the location equivalent to the halls of Congress.
Loughner opened fire at a Safeway on Jan. 8, killing six and gravely wounding U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.
He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in Tucson.