Jared Loughner--Arizona Shootings

  Plea Bargain in Arizona Case: Jared Loughner pled guilty in federal court on August 7 to the shootings in 2011 that left 6 people dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (pictured).  He will be sentenced to life without parole.  Former Rep. Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly said they concurred with the plea agreement.  Mr. Kelly said, “Avoiding a trial will allow us — and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community to continue with our recovery and move forward with our lives.” (N.Y. Daily News, Aug. 7, 2012).

On November 8, 2012, Loughner was sentenced to seven life terms in prison.  Under the terms of his plea, he will not be eligible for parole nor may he appeal his conviction. (N.Y. Times, Nov. 8, 2012).

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