Jared Lee Loughner received seven life sentences for the Arizona shooting rampage in early 2011 that left six people dead and 13 people injured, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Loughner, a 24-year-old college dropout, was given the sentences by U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns on Thursday, reported the Arizona Daily Star.
“The consecutive sentence nature of the life sentences I think reflect the individuality of the victims … each of those victims was important and made wonderful contributions,” Burns said, according to the Daily Star.
At the hearing, Lougher did not speak.
Victim Mavy Stoddard spoke to Loughner: “I forgive you, I do not hate you, I hate the act you did,” reported CBS-5 in Arizona.
Mark Kelly, the husband of Giffords, said, “You may have put a bullet through her head, but you have not put a dent in her spirit and commitment to make the world a better place.”
Kelly said that his wife is partially blind, she struggles to walk, and her right arm is paralyzed.
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