Courtroom sketch artist: Loughner looked 'creepy' - Tucson News Now

Courtroom sketch artist: Loughner looked 'creepy' and like an 'alien'

Photo by Tim Hackner, East Valley Tribune Photo by Tim Hackner, East Valley Tribune

Posted by Brian White - email

The sketch artist tasked to capture images of accused gunman Jared Loughner says he resembled an "alien" during his first appearance in court and was "creepy."

The artist, a graduate of the University of Arizona, spoke to writer Mike Sakal as part of an East Valley Tribune article.

Maggie Keane shared how the Loughner case was the most intense job she's sketched for since the 1976 murder of Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles.

Keane has rendered drawings for closed courtrooms for several high profile cases, including former Arizona governor Fife Symington and polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.

"It would almost be nice if services like this weren't needed, but I like doing it. I see it as providing a service," she told the East Valley Tribune.

Keane earned her degree in Fine Art at the UA and remembers seeing court sketches on TV in college.

I can do better that, she recalled thinking.

So she began sketching for a Tucson TV station until the Bolles case established her career.

Don Bolles was an investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic who died when his car was blown up by John Harvey Adamson in June 1976.

When asked about her impressions of suspect Jared Loughner, Keane thought it difficult to find his eyes.

"I didn't know what to expect," Keane said. "He was off in his own world, so it seemed. I got kind of a chill. He gave me the creeps. With him (Loughner), I couldn't find his eyes. One was hidden under a bruise and they'd get lost under his brow in an intense frown, and then, he'd smile off into space."

Keane said in the upcoming hearings involving Loughner, she'll try to capture his facial expressions to see if they'll portray any indication of what he's up against or if his face will portray his state of mind.

Copyright KOLD. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Repair shop manager arrested, facing fraud & theft charges

    Repair shop manager arrested, facing fraud & theft charges

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:59:43 GMT
    Raymond Collins (Source: Tucson Police Department)Raymond Collins (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    Tucson police told Tucson News Now that Raymond Collins, a manager at the Midas at Speedway and Craycroft made false warranty claims, from October 2014 to April 2016, totaling $7,900.

    Tucson police told Tucson News Now that Raymond Collins, a manager at the Midas at Speedway and Craycroft made false warranty claims, from October 2014 to April 2016, totaling $7,900.

  • Code change approved that would let county residents keep chickens

    Code change approved that would let county residents keep chickens

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:49:50 GMT
    (Source: Pablo/Buffer)(Source: Pablo/Buffer)

    The changes allow for up to eight female chickens on single-family dwelling lots or manufactured home lots 6,000 square feet or larger. 

    The changes allow for up to eight female chickens on single-family dwelling lots or manufactured home lots 6,000 square feet or larger. 

  • Strange object in the sky is NOT a UFO, it's a balloon

    Strange object in the sky is NOT a UFO, it's a balloon

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:44:45 GMT
    Photo of 'stratollite' balloon taken in the skies over Elfrida, AZ.  (Source: See, Snap, Send it/Karen and David Stryker)Photo of 'stratollite' balloon taken in the skies over Elfrida, AZ. (Source: See, Snap, Send it/Karen and David Stryker)

    Many viewers have called about seeing something in the sky over the south side this morning and we have an answer for you.  

    Many viewers have called about seeing something in the sky over the south side this morning and we have an answer for you.  

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:27:31 GMT
    A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

  • As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

    As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:11 AM EDT2017-10-19 10:11:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:52 AM EDT2017-10-19 10:52:01 GMT

    Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their...

    Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their relationship.

  • Trump rejects claims he was disrespectful to grieving family

    Trump rejects claims he was disrespectful to grieving family

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:31:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:15 AM EDT2017-10-19 10:15:10 GMT

    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

Powered by Frankly