Arizona Gunman Jared Loughner Gets Life

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 9, 2012 Last Updated: November 9, 2012
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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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