Arizona shooting rampage gunman jailed for life

U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords smiles at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston in June this year
U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords smiles June this year. She was shot in the head by Loughner. Credit: Reuters

Jared Loughner has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing six people and injuring 13 others, including former Arizona congresswoman Gabriella Giffords.

24-year-old Loughner killed six people during a shooting rampage in on January 8, 2011.

He pleaded guilty in August to 19 charges, including murder and attempted murder in connection with the shootings outside a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona.

He was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences. Mrs Giffords appeared in court to hear the sentencing, along with several other survivors.

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