Giffords’ assailant gets earful, 7 life sentences

Loughner quiet as victims tell of horrors

Posted: November 9, 2012 at 4:46 a.m.

Gabrielle Giffords leaves court Thursday in Tucson, Ariz., with her husband, Mark Kelly, after Jared Loughner’s sentencing in the shooting that left six people dead and 13, including Giffords, wounded. “After today, after this moment, Gabby and I are done thinking about you,” Kelly told Loughner at the hearing.

Jared Loughner was sentenced to seven terms of life in prison Thursday at a court hearing punctuated by raw emotion as victims of his shooting rampage — including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, accompanied by her husband, Mark Kelly — confronted him. Giffords was shot in the head at close range during last year’s Tucson rampage which left six people dead and 12 others wounded.

Victims in Arizona shooting speak out

Jared Lee Loughner, 24, was ordered to serve seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years in federal prison for the January 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords, outside a grocery store. (By AP)
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