November 8, 2012
Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly Face Jared Lee Loughner at Sentencing
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A federal judge sentenced Jan. 8 shooter Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life sentences plus 140 years in prison. He received one life sentence for each victim killed plus one for attempted assassination of Former Rep. Gabby Giffords.
In August, Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges, including murder and the attempted assassination of former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who had been the target of the attack. He struck a plea bargain with federal prosecutors that will spare his life, but that will ensure he spends the rest of it behind bars.
The sentencing marks the first time victims come face-to-face with Loughner, who opened fire at Giffords's "Congress on Your Corner" event outside a Tuscon supermarket on Jan. 8, 2011. The shooting left six people dead and wounded Giffords and 12 others
ABC World News Tonight interviews Kelly here and he says to Diane Sawyer that he got the impression that Loughner was trying to intimidate them at the sentencing today. Watch