Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in last year's mass shooting outside an Arizona supermarket in Tucson that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 19 charges in exchange for the government not seeking the death penalty.
Under the plea deal, Loughner will be sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole, federal prosecutors said. His sentencing is scheduled for November 15, prosecutors said.In court, Loughner also waived his right to pursue an insanity defense."My name is Jared Lee Loughner," the defendant told the court when he held up his right hand under oath.Loughner calmly told the court he understood his guilty plea. "Yes, that is correct," he said.
"I'm 23 years old," he told the court. "I attended college for five years at a community college."
You figure that means he gets 60 or 70 years in the clink to be haunted by his horrific crimes. I'm okay with this, personally. Death's too good for this asshole, even if I did believe in the death penalty (which I do not.)
I just can't stop thinking about Christina Taylor-Green, the 9 year old born on 9/11/01 who wanted to meet her representative in Congress because she wanted to serve her country in politics and paid for her life by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Loughner should have gone to prison for a lifetime just on her death.