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.
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