Shalom Life | October 25, 2014

Gabrielle Giffords Shooter Pleads Guilty

Jared Loughner pleaded guilty to killing 6 people and injuring 13

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 7th, 2012 in News » World

Gabrielle Giffords Shooter Pleads Guilty

Jared Loughner, the shooter responsible for killing 6 people and injuring 13, including Arizona rep. Gabrielle Giffords, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

The shooting took place on January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. Loughner opened fire at a constituents meeting Rep. Giffords was holding outside a Safeway in the parking lot.

Loughner previously had a not guilty plea submitted on his behalf in lieu of schizophrenia, but the court ruled today that the shooter was competent enough to understand his actions, and that his illness was under control.

Loughner was initially charged with 49 criminal counts including first-degree murder, and was potentially facing the death penalty. After pleading guilty to 19 of his charges, the death penalty is off the table… but he will face seven consecutive life sentences, plus an additional 140 years.

Before the final sentence hearing, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released a public statement saying “The pain and loss caused by the events of Jan. 8, 2011 are incalculable… Avoiding a trial will allow us- and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community- to continue with our recovery.”

Jews Around the World to Take Part in the Shabbat Project Jews Around the World to Take Part in the Shabbat Project TrendingOp-Ed: A New Low for the Associated Press Op-Ed: A New Low for the Associated Press Trending“Cloud & Light” Takes First Place in Sukkahville 2014 “Cloud & Light” Takes First Place in Sukkahville 2014 Trending
 

Seinfeld Finally Joins Facebook and Instagram [VIDEO]

October 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Seinfeld Finally Joins Facebook and Instagram [VIDEO]

A hilarious video shows Michael Richards asking Seinfeld to take out Netflix and Hulu.

Read More

Seth Rogen and Megan Fox Join James Franco’s ‘Zeroville’

October 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen and Megan Fox Join James Franco’s ‘Zeroville’

Rogen and Fox will be co-starring alongside Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and Dave Franco

Read More

Mila Kunis Dolls Are Coming To a Store Near You

October 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Mila Kunis Dolls Are Coming To a Store Near You

Adorable dolls featuring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in 'Jupiter Ascending' are coming out in January

Read More

Jews Around the World to Take Part in the Shabbat Project

October 24, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Jews Around the World to Take Part in the Shabbat Project

Jews in 460 cities across the world to take part in the inspirational Jewish initiative, including Paula Abdul and Mayim Bialik

Read More

Wix Named 'Hottest Middle Eastern Startup'

October 24, 2014 | By Viva Sarah Press
Wix Named 'Hottest Middle Eastern Startup'

Inc. magazine credits Israeli DIY website creation platform with taking a complicated task and making it enjoyable

Read More

‘Fury’ A Blistering Account of World War II—Sans the Holocaust

October 24, 2014 | By Jason Stack, JNS.org
‘Fury’ A Blistering Account of World War II—Sans the Holocaust

The Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf-starring film essentially omits the brunt of the Holocaust from World War II

Read More

Israeli Company Shows that Energy Does in Fact Grow on Trees

October 24, 2014 | By NoCamels Team
Israeli Company Shows that Energy Does in Fact Grow on Trees

The eTree is a solar-powered urban habitat that is constructed from metal pipes and topped with solar panels

Read More

For the First Time Ever, Women of the Wall Hold Torah Reading at the Kotel

October 24, 2014 | By Kobi Nachshoni
For the First Time Ever, Women of the Wall Hold Torah Reading at the Kotel

Western Wall rabbi says "This will never happen again" after the group managed to smuggle a tiny scroll into the women's section of the Western Wall

Read More

More Headlines