Things will never be the same, especially for families who lost loved ones. But for many they are starting to be manageable, if still not explainable.
The challenge of explaining what happened – and why it happened – falls to law-enforcement authorities, who have spent the past week trying to build their case against suspect Jared Loughner. The 22-year-old Tucson resident, who had been kicked out of community college and rejected by the Army, faces four federal charges, including killing an employee of the federal government. Federal Judge John Roll died in last Saturday’s rampage.
Authorities on Friday released a time line of Mr. Loughner’s activities in the 12 hours before the shooting. They say it shows an individual acting with deliberation and focus, posting a “Good-bye friends” bulletin and uploading a photo on his MySpace page, and driving to one Wal-Mart store and then another after he was not able to buy ammunition at the first.