Massacre Victim Was Dallas Green’s Granddaughter — Christina-Taylor Green, the nine-year-old granddaughter of Dallas Green, was among the six killed in yesterday’s attack at a congresswoman’s constituency meeting at a Safeway in Tuscon, Az.
Green managed the Philadelphia Phillies to their first world title in 1980.
The congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat who represents the state’s 8th District, miraculously survived a bullet that passed through her brain. Her condition is described as critical but doctors have expressed optimism that she will live.
Ms. Giffords was considered a moderate and was one of 19 Democrats who voted against Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 5 in the election for Speaker of the House.
Also, among the dead was Federal District Judge John McCarthy Roll , a moderate conservative, and native Pennsylvanian, who was appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1991.
The accused killer, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, was described as “left wing, quite liberal ” by those who knew him. Loughner in internet postings had express a dislike for religion and admiration for the writings of Karl Marx and Adolph Hitler.
Ms. Giffords is Jewish and there are also reports that Loughner had links to an antisemitic group.