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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Shooter Gets

7 LIFE SENTENCES

11/8/2012 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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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31.

kitnplayn    

...Blame the government for failing in their duty to ensure pubic safety, because there would have been signs of this man's serious mental health issues before the event, just as there were signs of serious mental health issues before the batman movie premiere event, just as there were signs of serious mental health issues before the Columbine event. Governments are failing in their obligations to public safety by failing to provide the services and monitoring of "mental health care" that could predict and prevent these types of events. Working people pay almost half of their lifetime earnings in different forms of taxation, with an expectation that the money will be invested by governing politicians in whatever needs are necessary to protect the safety of the public. Governments have trained people to believe that these types of events are random and unpredicatable, but in fact, it is within the abilities of governments to be proactive, and to monitor mentally unstable individuals as one of their duties under the domain of delivering public safety.

Are you picking up what I'm putting down?

653 days ago
32.

Mason H    


Jared Loughner just another product of FOX news.

653 days ago
33.

neo_levo    

now that the trial is over can we please NEVER see this crazy FUHK's picture again or even hear his name...

653 days ago
34.

Arizonan    

It is actually 7 consecutive life sentences plus 140 years, don't you guys fact check??

653 days ago
35.

MADE MAN    

REALLY??? 7 life sentences + an additional 140 years, I would have just asked for the death penalty!!! That's pure torture lol

653 days ago
36.

bittybaby    

Can't stand to see this puke's smiling face.

653 days ago
37.

peachpie    

Why should the naked man on the freeway have to break bread with a mass murderer. Some people are just evil and need to be put out of their misery.

653 days ago
38.

Pat    

Not sure how some of you sick bastards can laugh at Gabby even to troll. The woman was shot. She's a fellow human being who almost died and who made a miraculous recovery. Of course she's gonna have a hard time walking and saying some words. It's a miracle she's doing so well. What courage and determination.

653 days ago
39.

Vote2012    

This animal should have received the electric chair...now we as taxpayers will need to support him for the next 50 years in prison. He gets to watch TV, eat decent good meals, playtime etc...he will be laughing at the liberals who do not believe in the lethal injections, the chair, gas chamber, firing squad etc...it would not surprise if our re -elected president pardons him someday..that's what left wing liberals do.

653 days ago
40.

Taazz69    

7 life sentences plus 140 years? What does this mean are they going to keep a corpse locked up??

653 days ago
41.

OBAMA CLAUS     

He looks like your average Democrat........

653 days ago
42.

Ali    

Is it bad that I honestly wish Mark Kelly would give that crazy-creep Loughner a beat down (military style) that he will never forget? I know, I know, it's not PC and it's mean but I wish he'd get his ass beat. Maybe Kelly will hire a pro to make sure it get's done (Soprano Style.)

653 days ago
43.

winkenstein    

Dem on Dem violence kicks ass!

653 days ago
44.

winkenstein    

Hey TWILIGHTMOM,

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Piss off, skank!

653 days ago
45.

VA    

This crazed liberal also killed a couple of Republicans but I guess their lives are not worth mentioning. What a sad state we are in. I want my America back! It will be back.

652 days ago
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