Transcript for Jared Loughner Pleads Guilty: Gabby Giffords Weigh In
We begin tonight with a surprise ending to an american tragedy. With a nation still reeling from two mass shootings in the last month, we learned the fate and heard the words of the man who opened fire at a safeway in tucson nearly two years ago. Jared loughner killed six, wounded 15, including congresswoman gabrielle giffords. Gabby giffords is weighing in on the decision and we are learn for the first time how loughner wept for one of his victims. There are we all remember the disturbing grin and the eyes and that the flag and the rambling tour from the college from which jared lee loughner dropped out. In court today, the judge said loughner is now a different man after months of being forcibly medicated for schizophrenia. For of the hearing, loughner listened calmly and without expression. His court-appointed psychologist testified as soon as he stopped taking his meds, he understood what he did. Even drying when he heard that he killed christina taylor-green. When asked if he understood the charges against him, yes, i understand him said loughner. His guilty decision means life in prison without parole. Others have cut similar deals including the unabomber and the bomber who bombed the olympic park. And from that day when he shot up a congresswoman's event, featuring gabby giffords supported today's outcome. In a statement, kelly wrote, gabby and I are satisfied with this agreement. Avoiding a trial will allow us to move forward with our lives. In that exclusive first interview, diane sawyer asked the couple about him and they both said that they had seen this picture. It was obvious that he had serious mental issues. If he would have received treatment this probably would not have happened. Are you ever angry at what happened to you? No. No. No. No? No. Life. Life. That is an extraordinary statement. Also in court today, psychologist said that once loughner began to understand his crimes he wanted to be executed. Loughner's mother was in the courtroom as well. Reportedly weeping quietly, george. And the feds really wanted this to compare the victims' families from going all through this again. That's exactly right. And now to the more recent
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