Loughner Receives Life Sentence

Loughner pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the shooting in Arizona that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. In exchange for the plea deal, the government will not seek the death penalty, and Loughner will receive an automatic life sentence. Rep. Giffords announced in a statement through her husband that she supports Jared Loughner's plea agreement. “The pain and loss” caused by the rampage “are incalculable,” Mr. Kelly said. “Avoiding a trial will allow us — and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community — to continue with our recovery and move forward with our lives.”