US representative Gabrielle's attempted assassin awarded seven life terms

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Washington, Nov. 9 (ANI): The man who pleaded guilty to shooting former US representative Gabrielle Giffords, in an attack that left six dead and 12 others injured, has been given life imprisonment.

US district judge Larry Burns sentenced Jared Lee Loughner, 24, to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in prison for the January 2011 shooting.

Loughner pleaded guilty to federal charges under an agreement that guarantees he will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The hearing marked the first time victims, including Giffords, could confront Loughner in court.

Her husband spoke on her behalf, saying Loughner changed his wife's life forever, but could not dent her spirit, the Guardian reports.

Addressing the court Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, told Loughner he had failed in his attempt to "extinguish the beauty of life".

According to the report, Giffords suffered a head wound that left her with speech difficulties, a paralysed right arm, diminished sight and a limp.

Several survivors of the shooting also gave statements in court, including Giffords' former congressional aide Ron Barber, who also was wounded, the report said.

Loughner pleaded guilty in August in federal court to 19 charges, including murder and attempted murder, in connection with the shootings outside a Tucson area supermarket, it added.

He admitted going to a "Congress on your corner" event armed with a loaded Glock 19 pistol and 60 additional rounds of ammunition with plans to kill Giffords, the report said.

Loughner shot her through the head at close range. Six people were killed, including US district judge John Roll and nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green.

Court-appointed experts said Loughner suffered from schizophrenia, disordered thinking and delusions. (ANI)