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Arizona shooting rampage gunman jailed for life

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.