Jared Loughner Pleads Guilty in January 2011 Mass Shooting
The man accused of killing six people and wounding a Congresswoman has pleaded guilty.
23-year-old Jared Lee Loughner entered the guilty plea following a federal judge’s ruling that he was now competent to stand trial, following forced medication for Loughner’s schizophrenia.
Loughner’s rampage took place on January 8th, 2011 at a Safeway supermarket in Casas Adobes, Arizona, a suburb north of Tucson. Six people were killed and thirteen wounded, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Loughner was indicted on 49 counts of murder and attempted murder by a federal grand jury.
By pleading guilty, Loughner will be able to avoid the death penalty.
The Associated Press reports that Loughner is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.