John Roll

 

 

Age: 63

 

Summary: U.S. federal judge appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1991 who had served as the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for Arizona since 2006, but who had recently presided over the Vincente vs. Barnett case, in which the $32 million lawsuit brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education against Arizona rancher Roger Barnett on behalf of 16 Mexican plaintiffs charged that they were assaulted, threatened, and held at gunpoint by Barnett and members of his family.

 

 

Cause of Death: Shot and killed during a shooting rampage

 

Born: February 8, 1947

 

Died: January 8, 2011

 

Location: Tucson, Arizona