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Jan. 8 victims confront Loughner as he's sentenced to life without parole

Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Several victims said at his sentencing hearing Thursday that he should spend his time remembering his crimes — among those who spoke was Mark Kelly, who stood in the courtroom with his wife, Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»

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Nov 8, 2012, 4:00 pm
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I find it truly sad and unfortunate that no death penalty will be sought in this case.

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Nov 8, 2012, 4:15 pm
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I have no problem with the death penalty in cases with multiple, unimpeachable witnesses…but in THIS case..respecting the majority of the victims’ wishes is the most important thing.

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Nov 8, 2012, 6:16 pm
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Bret- The death penalty went unsought after consultation with the survivors. Several of them, I know after talking to them, are opposed to the death penalty.

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Nov 8, 2012, 8:27 pm
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Bret- The death penalty went unsought after consultation with the survivors. Several of them, I know after talking to them, are opposed to the death penalty.

I understand that. Doesn’t change my opinion. The only thing it changed was my desire to elaborate on my opinion. If that’s what they want then that’s what they want…I don’t understand it, I can’t relate to it, but whatever. I will acknowledge that the victims have earned the right to have their opinions and desires heard.

The most I’m going to say over and above that is that, were I in their place, I would have asked someone to pursue the death penalty.

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