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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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1.

Lucky_130    

You better go out and by a gun while you still can.

661 days ago
2.

Leslie    

Wow, so the civilian deaths were dismissed. If I were the parents of that young girl who was murdered I would be outraged.

661 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Hopefully, that's the last time I ever have to see that face.

661 days ago
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Marty    

A registered Democrat shooting another Democrat. And now the Democrats are going to get rid of our Constitutional rights to own a firearm?
Sounds like a Democrat setup to me.

661 days ago
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Snooki'sHairBump    

He looks ****ing creepy as hell. He definitely deserves to rot in prison for the rest of his life..

661 days ago
6.

verlinda    

6 bullets to the head would be cheaper on the taxpayers

661 days ago
7.

adelle    

What an ugly situation all around....

think of how different things could have been if this guy hadn't slipped through the cracks of society and gone unnoticed...

People are getting crazier and crazier... I hope people start to realize how important it is to address mental health issues ...we can't stop all the bad stuff from happening but we could improve, thats for sure...

661 days ago
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Victoria    

ummmm - if he was Schziophrenic, then he wouldn't have been in his "right mind" and would not ... I dare say, could not be held responsible. It's a terrible thing and all those lives wasted, but he was literally out of his mind - how can he be allowed to plead guilty and go to a regular prison???

661 days ago
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Kelsey    

Rot in the depths of hell you sick bastard!

661 days ago
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Big D    

He should get the death penalty.

661 days ago
11.

DaveT    

Good, people who randomly shoot innocent people should be locked up.
Just too bad society turns around and lets despicable filth like Casey Anthony walk free after she tortures and kills an innocent little girl.

661 days ago
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Midnight_Angel    

Seriously no death penalty, yeah keep him in prison and let's pay for him smmfh

661 days ago
13.

mebrat24    

oh great, now we get to pay for this chit bag for the rest of his life.

661 days ago
14.

EMB    

Good thing they added the 140 years, he might of gotten out. Maybe the death penalty would be a better solution.

661 days ago
15.

Christina    

It actually 7 life and a added 140 years for trying to kill gabby

661 days ago
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