Loughner receives life sentence

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A federal judge sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to life in prison Thursday for his shooting rampage last year that killed six people and critically injured U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the New York Times and Star Tribune reported.

The sentence came as no surprise, according to the New York Times.

On Jan. 8, 2011, Loughner went to a rally for Giffords carrying a loaded Glock 9-millimeter pistor and 60 rounds of ammunition, according to the New York Times. He fired 31 shots in less than 30 seconds, killing six and wounding 12.

Loughner shot Giffords but did not kill her. Giffords is partially blind and has brain damage from wounds sustained during the shooting, according to the Star Tribune.

Loughner entered a guilty plea on Aug. 7, according to the New York Times.

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