Topic: Christina Pietz
Jared Loughner, the man who killed six and wounded 13 in an Arizona shooting spree, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday. Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords attended the hearing, but did not speak.
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stood in federal court to face Arizona shooter Jared Loughner on Thursday moments before he was sentenced to life in prison. Loughner received seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in prison, without the possibility of parole.
The sentencing hearing will mark the first time that victims will confront Jared Lee Loughner in court about the January 2011 shooting.
A federal judge declared Jared Loughner not competent after reviewing 95 pages of reports and 18 hours of interviews. Loughner is accused of shooting 19 people in a January shooting spree.
05/25/2011 08:43 pm
The accused gunman in January's Tucson rampage showed signs of mental instability before the shooting. But his competence to stand trial is a different matter than whether he is mentally ill.
05/25/2011 01:36 pm