Loughner Sentenced to Life Without Parole

By Scott Sarvay

November 8, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM EDT

Arizona (www.incnow.tv) - The man who went on a deadly shooting rampage in Arizona has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Before the judge sentenced him the shooting victims confronted 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner in court.

This has been the first opportunity for the victims of this shooting to speak directly to Jared Loughner.

Loughner listened to the painful emotional words of the people whose lives have been forever changed from that day.

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly spoke directly at the man who shot his wife former Congressman Gabrielle Giffords who did not speak during the proceeding
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"You may have put a bullet in her head, but not a dent in her spirit." Kelly said.

"You tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own. But know this, and remember it always: You failed."

It was the first time Gabrielle Giffords came to face-to-face with Laughner, who's accused of killing six and wounding 13 others last year.

Shooting victim Susan Hileman said to Loughner who was injured while trying to help her 9-year-old neighbor.

"I won't think of you again."

Loughner will spend the rest of his life in jail without the possibility of parole.

He pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges as part of a plea deal to avoid the federal death penalty.

The only time he spoke in the courtroom was when the judge asked if Loughner agreed not to comment.

"Yes, sir" said Loughner as his mother sat sobbing in the courtroom.

It remains unclear if state prosecutors will try Loughner and seek the death penalty.

Loughner is being treated for paranoid schizophrenia.




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