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.
Tucson Gunman Jared Lee Loughner Indicted on 49 Charges in Tuscon Massacre Shooting & Assassination Attempt
Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused in the Tuscon, Arizona shooting massacre has been indicted on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder that left six people dead and critically wounded Arizona US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Among the indictments is the assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that carries a potential death sentence.
The full Federal indictment can be read HERE.
A grand jury had indicted Loughner, 22, on three counts of attempted murder, including one alleging that he tried to kill Giffords with a Glock semiautomatic handgun during an event for constituents at a Tucson grocery store in January.
The new indictment, returned by a federal grand jury Thursday, includes those three charges and adds murder charges connected to the deaths of John M. Roll, a federal district judge, and Gabriel M. Zimmerman, a staff member for Giffords. He also faces charges in the deaths of Dorothy J. Morris, Phyllis C. Schneck, Dorwan C. Stoddard, and a child, referred to in the indictment as C-T G.
Forty-sex new indictments were added to the existing three counts of attempted murder against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and two aides as U.S Attorney Dennis K. Burke stated that Loughner violated the civil right of all attending the Giffords’ event. Burke stated, “These victims were exercising one of the most precious and fundamental rights of American citizens: the right to meet freely, openly and peaceably with their member of Congress.”
But, employing a novel legal argument, prosecutors persuaded a federal grand jury to indict him on 46 new charges, on the theory that the shootings occurred on protected federal ground, as if it happened in Congress. Six people, including a chief federal district judge, were killed, and 13 – including Giffords – were injured.
Prosecutors have yet to say whether they will seek the death penalty; however, the option is certainly available.
Democrats Look to Gabrielle Giffords for Arizona US Senate Seat … Isn’t it a Bit too Soon for This & Exploitive?
IS THE EXPOITATION OF A HORENDOUS EVENT CONTINUING …
As Arizona US Senator John Kyl has announced that he will not run in 2012 and will retire at the end of his present term, all Democrat eyes are onUS Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D) to possible run for the seat. Yes, the same Gabby Giffords who is recovering from an assassination attempt after being shot in the head in the Tuscon massacre. However, is this really what DDemocrats should be focused on, or her health and recovery? Following the Tuscon mass shooting, many looked to capitalize on the heinous event making accusations and putting blame where there was none. The question remains, is the assasination attempt still being exploited?
The race for Arizona’s open Senate seat has quickly focused in on one question: What will Gabrielle Giffords do?
The Democratic congresswoman, who survived an assassination attempt in Tucson last month, is still undergoing rehabilitation in Houston for a gunshot wound to the head. Physicians have warned that her recovery will proceed at its own pace.
But even though questions about her health remain, Giffords’s astonishingly rapid recovery has left Democrats in Arizona and Washington looking to her as a potential candidate to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jon Kyl.
Obviously, Gabrielle Giffords was an up and comer in the Democrat party and has a future for furthering her political career. However, the bullets of an evil man, Jared Loughner, have certainly put any immediate political career plans on hold. However, that did not stop the powers that be in the Democrat hierarchy to put her name out there as a potential candidate for the retiring Kyl’s seat, as reported at the Politico.
Alleged Tucson Gunman Jared Lee Loughner Researched Lethal Injection & Assassinations on Internet Prior to Shooting Spree
Can you say “premeditation” and he knew exactly what he was doing?
Jared Lee Loughner’s lawyers job was just made a lot more difficult. As reported by the Washington Post, Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman who killed six and wounded 13 in the Tucson, AZ shooting, researched on the Internet lethal injections and solitary confinement in prison in the weeks prior to his assassination attempt of US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D). But wait, it gets better or worse depending on whether you are a member of the prosecution or the defense … Loughtner researched political assassins and punishments he could face for murderon-line as well. Can you say that Loughner will be considered sane, in the legal sense.
Jared Loughner, he might look crazy, but he knew exactly what he was doing
Loughner pulled up several Web sites about lethal injections and solitary confinement in prison, said the sources, who asked to be anonymous because the investigation is ongoing. He also viewed Internet sites about political assassins, according to an analysis of Loughner’s computer that was completed by investigators last week, the sources said.
Police seized Loughner’s computer when they forcibly entered his family home in Tucson on Jan. 8, shortly after the shooting outside a Safeway that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
With Jared Lee Loughner planning and staging his shooting spree, it is going to be extremely difficult for his defense attorney, Judy Clarke, to prove that he was insane in the multiple indictments against Loughtner.
Loughner was arraigned in a federal courthouse in Phoenix on Monday. Judy Clarke, Loughner’s defense attorney from California, asked the court to enter a not-guilty plea on his behalf on three counts of attempting to kill federal employees, including Giffords.
Loughner was also indicted on charges of attempting to assassinate two of Giffords’s aides, Ron Barber and Pam Simon, who were injured in the attack. Two other federal employees, U.S. District Judge John M. Roll and another Giffords aide, Gabe Zimmerman, were killed.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Faces Recall Bid Due to Bias Politcizing the Tucson, AZ Shooting
Do actions really have consequences in Tucson, AZ?
Will there be ramifications for Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s outspoken and inappropriate comments follwoing the Tucson, AZ shooting? Following the mass shooting that left 6 dead and 13 wounded including US Rep Gabby Giffords (AZ-D), Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik was quick to blame heated political rhetoric,prejudice & bigoty, and talk radio for the shooting.
The only problem was that there was no evidence pointing in that direction. Instead, Dupnik went on TV interview after TV interview providing only opinion. Hardly what is expected from a law enforcement officer.
Because of his actions, a group has begaun efforts to recall the sheriff in a special election. Although Dupnik is in a heavily Democrat district, all people really need to take a look at what the sheriff did and ask themselves whether they deem this appropriate of LE. Should a sheriff politicize a crime, instead of providing the facts of the case?
Its that New Barack Obama Tone of Politics … Democrat Steve Cohen Says Republicans Are Like Goebbels & Nazis … Dems new Alan Grayson
US Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-D) fails to live up to 9 year old Tucson, AZ shooting victims Christina Taylor Green’s expectations …
So this is the CIVILITY we can expect from Democrats after Barack Obama made a plea … Democrats are back at the hate. The Democrats have their new Alan Grayson.
US Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) seems to have not received the memo from Barack Obama who asked for their to be a greater civility in the political discourse. Cohen wasted no time following Obama’s Tucson speech toevoke Nazi’s and Goebbles to make a comparison to Republicans and the so-called “big lie” of Obamacare.
File this one under, that didn’t take long and a leopard does not change its spots. Just nine months ago Steve Cohen (TN-D) compared the Tea Party to the KKK.
New Tone: Democrat Steve Cohen Says GOP Like Goebbels, Nazis in Health Care Debate
“They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” Cohen said. “You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there.
“The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it–believed it and you have the Holocaust. We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care. Politifact said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover,” Cohen said.
What leadership, President Barack Obama cannot control his own party, why would any one think he could lead a country? It would appear that Obama’s Tucson speech has fallen on deaf ears.
I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here – they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us.
That’s what I believe, in part because that’s what a child like Christina Taylor Green believed. Imagine: here was a young girl who was just becoming aware of our democracy; just beginning to understand the obligations of citizenship; just starting to glimpse the fact that someday she too might play a part in shaping her nation’s future. She had been elected to her student council; she saw public service as something exciting, something hopeful. She was off to meet her congresswoman, someone she was sure was good and important and might be a role model. She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted.
I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us – we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.