Jared Lougher Pleads Guilty To Killing Six People & Shooting Gabrielle Giffords

Tue, August 7, 2012 4:42pm EST by 1 Comment
Gabrielle Giffords
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Jared opened gunfire in a Safeway parking lot on Jan. 8, 2011 and he ended up being charged with 49 counts, including first-degree murder. But on Aug. 7 he pled guilty to 19 counts and he’s still trying to avoid the death penalty.

Jared Lougher is doing everything he can to avoid getting the death penalty. He shot and killed six people and injured 13 more in Tucson, AZ on Jan. 8, 2011, which includes former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords The judge ruled he was “mentally competent” and now he’s changed his plea to “guilty.”

Jared was originally charged with 49 criminal counts including first-degree murder but on Aug. 7 he on plead guilty to 19 counts, attempted assassination, 1st degree murder of two federal employees, and attempted murder of two federal employees.

This means that he will most likely avoid the death penalty but he will be sentenced to life in prison.


— Chloe Melas