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.”
Jared Lee Loughner Pleads Guilty to 19 Charges in the Tucson, AZ Massacre and Will Likely Spend the rest of his Life in Prison
Jared Lee Loughner plead guilty to 19 charges in the Tucsan Massacre where six people were killed and 13 others wounded, including former US Rep. Gabby Giffords(AZ-D). Loughner will spend the rest of his life in prison after accepting responsibility for a deadly shooting. Prior to the plea, a judge ruled that Loughner was competent to understand charge. Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 charges, with U.S. District Judge Larry Burns dismissing 30 others. Sentencing is set for November 15. The plea deal brings an end to a tragic and senseless act of violence and spares the victims and their families having to relive the horrible events of the day so many were gunned down. The outcome was welcomed by some victims, including Giffords herself, as a way to move on.
Jared Lee Loughner agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison, accepting that he went on a deadly shooting rampage at an Arizona political gathering and avoiding the prospect of a trial that might have brought him the death penalty.
His plea came after a federal judge found that months of psychiatric treatment made Loughner able to understand charges that he killed six people and wounded 13 others, including his intended target, then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Comment from Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabby Giffords, regarding the plea deal.
“The pain and loss caused by the events of January 8, 2011, are incalculable,” Mr. Kelly said. “Avoiding a trial will allow us—and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community—to continue with our recovery and move forward with our lives.”
It is being reported at the LA Times that Jared Lee Loughner is going to plead guilty to the shooting deaths in the Tucson massacre. Loughner is charged in the January 8, 2011 Tucson, AZ massacre where six people were killed, including 9 year old Christina Greene. Loughner also injured 13 people, including US Rep. Gabby Giffords (AZ-D) who was shot in the head and has since retired from Congress. It is suspected that mental health officials will now state that Loughner is now competent to understand the charges against him and he is expected to present his plea in federal district court Tuesday.
Jared Lee Loughner is set to plead guilty Tuesday in the shooting attack that severely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to knowledgeable sources, as mental health officials believe he is now competent to understand the charges against him in the assault, which killed six people and injured 13 at a gathering with the congresswoman’s constituents in Tucson.
At the hearing Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Tucson, psychiatric experts who have examined Loughner, 23, are scheduled to testify that they have concluded that despite wide swings in his mental capacity, at this time he comprehends what happened and acknowledges the gravity of the charges, according to two sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case was still unfolding.
Gabrielle Giffords stepping down …
US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D) has announced that she will step down from Congress and focus on recovering from the injuries she suffered at the hands of the assassination attempt by mad man Jared Lee Loughner in the Tucson massacre. Giffords plans on resigning later this week and will not seek reelection in 2012. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will set the date for special primary and general elections to determine who will serve the remainder of Giffords’ term.
“I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week. I’m getting better. Every day my spirit is high. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country. Thank you very much.”
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country.
“I don’t remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice,” the Democratic lawmaker said on a video posted without prior notice on her Facebook page.
Although it is sad to see that Gabby Giffords has to step down, it is the right thing for her and her family. All to often I had heard Democrats and their operatives say that she was making great strides in her recovery, yet when one would see or hear Gabby and you could only say that she was no where back to where she needed to be. The last thing that was needed was for the Democrat party to take advantage of Gabby and use her to have her run for office on the sympathy vote.
New Pics of Gabrielle Giffords Released … Gabby Has Long Way Still to Go in Rehab from Tuscon Massacre Gun Shot Wound to Ever Consider Politics
New pictures have been released of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) by her office on her Facebook page. These are the first since the terrible Tuscan massacre shooting that left six dead and Giffords wounded with a gun shot to her head. Gabby has come a long way in he rehabilitation from her near fatal injury, but obviously has still a long way to still go. We wish her all the best in her recovery and well wishes. (VIDEO)
The photos show the congresswoman outside. She smiled directly into the camera in one, while she sat next to a woman in the other while smiling downward.
Giffords has been in a Houston rehab facility since two weeks after the Jan. 8 shooting. Six people were killed and 13 were injured, including Giffords.
Carusone said Friday that Giffords could be released sometime this month.
US rep Gabby Giffords obviously has a long road ahead of her in her. returning to Congress should be the least of her worries right now for herself and the Democrat political operatives who look to exploit Giffords for political purposes. Gabby’s well being and recovery is best served for her husband, children and family … politics is always there in the future if she wants. However, enough of the politics at this time.
One has to wonder about statements like that of Debbie Wasserman Schulltz in ‘Meet the Press” this Sunday, when she said “that she had a ‘wonderful conversation’ on the telephone with Giffords on Wednesday and Giffords spoke in full sentences and initiated some of conversation instead of just responding, as she had done in the recent past”. This seems to be in direct contradiction with that reported last week in the Arizona Republic where a Giffords staffer said,that Giffords is having difficulty communicating and is using facial expressions as a way to express and pointing.