Jared Lee Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Six, Wounding Twelve Including Gabby Giffords in Tucson Massacre
Jared Lee Loughner has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of six individuals and wounding of twelve others including Gabby Giffords in the 2011 Tucson massacre. Loughner faced he music and the words of his victims has he was handed six life sentences for the six people he killed including precious and innocent 9 year old Christina Taylor. I have to agree with the Jawa Report, tt is too bad that this henious act did not result with a needle in the arm. In any event, good ridance to bad rubbish.
Jared Lee Loughner, who shot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six and wounded 12 others in a 2011 Tucson rampage, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after listening to some of his victims berate him for damaging their lives.
Loughner, now 24, received the sentence in a Tucson federal court after a series of emotional confrontations. After one woman spoke about the pain of losing her husband to Loughner’s bullet, Giffords turned to her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, and kissed him on the head, according to reports from journalists inside the courtroom.
When it was their turn to confront the shooter, Kelly and Giffords stood and looked directly at Loughner. It was the first time that Giffords has been face-to-face with Loughner. The defendant returned the couple’s gaze as Kelly explained how the bullet had changed his wife’s life, but couldn’t damage her spirit.
Gabby Giffords husband provided the following statement for his wife, who is stiff recovering from the gun shot to her head. She will most likely have some form of permanent brain damage, but Loughner “could not damage her spirit”. We wish her the best of luck and all the other victims of the Tucson massacre.
“Gabby would trade her own life for one you took on that day. Every day is a continuous struggle to do the things she was once so very good at.
Mr. Loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head but you haven’t put a dent in her spirit and her commitment to make the world a better place.
You tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own. But know this, and remember it always: You failed.”