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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Shooter Gets

7 LIFE SENTENCES

11/8/2012 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jared Loughner
 -- the guy who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- has just received SEVEN LIFE SENTENCES for last year's Arizona shooting, in which he killed 6 people and injured 13 more ... plus an additional 140 YEARS.

24-year-old Loughner pled "guilty" in August after being treated for his schizophrenia.

The shooting took place back on January 8, 2011 in Tucson. Loughner opened fire in a Safeway parking lot, where Rep. Giffords was holding a constituents meeting.

Giffords and her husband -- along with several other victims -- were present in court for Loughner's sentencing.

Her husband Mark Kelly addressed Loughner in court, saying, "You may have put a bullet through her head, but you have not put a dent in her spirit, and her ability to do good."

Loughner was originally charged with 49 criminal counts including first-degree murder. Today, he was sentenced for 19 counts, including attempted assassination, 1st degree murder of 2 federal employees, and attempted murder of 2 federal employees. The remaining counts were dismissed. 

Loughner will not get the death penalty.

Giffords last appeared publicly at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. 

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