Jared Lee Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison for Arizona Shootings: Does He Deserve Life or Death?

AdriHead 2012/11/08 20:00:00
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Jared Lee Loughner, the man behind the Arizona shootings, which killed six people and injured 12 others (including former US representative Gabrielle Giffords), has finally been given a sentence -- and it's life in prison.

US District Judge Larry Burns sentenced Loughner, 24, to seven life terms plus an additional 140 years in prison for the shooting, which occurred back in January 2011. Loughner previously pleaded guilty under an agreement that guarantees he will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole -- instead of getting the death penalty. Do you think Loughner deserves life in prison -- or the death penalty?

Loughner, who pleaded guilty to attack in Tuscon in 2011 that left six dead and 12 other including Gabrielle Giffords injured
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  • Janet 2015/04/28 22:54:56
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    Jared Lee Laughner deserves the death penalty because of all he did. A life for a life. He will spend many years in prison before the death penalty takes place so he will suffer knowing the in inevitable is coming which is the worst next to Hell ever. People who spend life in prison make a life in there, have a good time, adjust and become institutionalized. I have heard that first hand from a life long criminal who said "its meals a day a warm bed and friends to hang out with" It will be worse for Jared knowing his days are numbered.
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2012/12/20 00:06:20 (edited)
  • jesus.blanco.7792 2012/12/08 16:18:54
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    he deserves to stay in prison for life
  • Lori jesus.b... 2013/04/22 10:37:21
  • Jayne 2012/11/30 12:08:20
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Why should the tax payers have to support the SOB for the rest of his life? I say anyone who is given life in prison and there is no doubt that they committed the crime should be put to death with 24 hours of the sentence.
  • Donna 2012/11/26 11:47:33
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    Life in prison is worse than death if you want revenge.
  • Steve Donna 2013/01/22 17:13:01
    Not if im paying for him to stay in prison. That's his revenge upon me!
  • Joseph Mallery 2012/11/15 02:30:16
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Joseph Mallery
    That's what he's done to people, so this is what should happen to him: firing squad
  • albert 2012/11/14 19:18:57
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
  • Tre 2012/11/14 17:51:43
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Either way he is away for good. He is pure garbage.
  • Cap 2012/11/14 14:36:36
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    I thought there were two types of people who were unalterably opposed to the Death Penalty, those who thought human life so sacred that no crime justified society taking a human life and those who thought Society was demeaned by assessing a penalty that they thought necessarily based on a concept of "an eye for an eye", because they thought that concept too barbaric for a civilized society not to outgrow. IMHO, those who have arrived at their anti-Death Penalty conclusion via the second route should be agreeing that Loughner has earned the Death Penalty, it's just that Society should not assess it. I note my vote for the DP is nowhere near that complex; he's a vile boil on the skin of mankind, and we should raffle off the right to lance him.
  • Manal 2012/11/14 10:34:47
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    I think life in prison cuz dying is better than being in prison. I think :/
  • bt sedlock 2012/11/13 20:07:35
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    bt sedlock
    I don't know too much about this incident, so I think he should get life imprsionment with no parole.
  • bt sedlock bt sedlock 2012/11/13 20:09:21
    bt sedlock
    I still believe in the death penalty though.
  • Quazimoto 2012/11/13 16:04:48
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    He deserves the electric chair. Unfortunately with our speedy judicial system he will be 80 years old when the state finally gets around to it, that is if he lives that long.
  • Lori Quazimoto 2013/04/22 10:39:17
    well they have already reached a plea bargain no DP
  • I don't care 2012/11/13 15:35:03
  • Manster 2012/11/13 14:56:29
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    And as a bonus , he deserves this too!
  • ttfndude 2012/11/13 12:07:15
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    now he will just be a drain on the society, like he hasn't been his whole life? there is no point in keeping him alive
  • mrdog 2012/11/13 11:12:38
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Hanging in the town square...bark
  • Rusty Bubbles 2012/11/13 10:37:56
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Rusty Bubbles
    How many here oppose the death penalty but support abortion?
  • Dick Rusty B... 2013/04/28 22:32:28
    The issue is Loughner living or dying, not abortion
  • Rusty B... Dick 2013/04/28 22:34:52
    Rusty Bubbles
    How many living abortions do you know of?
  • careerCriminal 2012/11/13 07:59:19
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    People like this do not deserve to have rights, let alone live.
  • kobidobidog 2012/11/13 06:42:27 (edited)
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    Jared Lee Loughner is already dead inside with a dead soul if he has not repent of what he has done. Since Jared Lee Loughner does not want to give good will like wise get what he wants to give. It will be eternal soul death. Jared Lee Loughner has no idea the agony he will have.That smirk will turn to into unspeakable anguish. He will wish he could drown himself in the boiling water by reason of Gods light melting the elements rather than be burned alive in Gods light that devils fear.
  • Mrkando 2012/11/13 04:09:45
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    Without any possibility of parole, ever! The longer he has to sit and think about what he did the better!
  • T 2012/11/13 01:33:09
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    He attempted to kill an elected official, and he succeeded killing others, including a judge's daughter. He is the iconic death penalty candidate. I usually advocate against use of the death penalty, but it is for cases like this that we have the death penalty.
  • Jo 2012/11/13 01:28:55
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    It is very rare, but posible, that he could escape jail....
  • KayTuckus 2012/11/13 00:57:03
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    This isn't about being vengeful, this is about cost. Why waste the money providing shelter, food, and medical care for individual that society has deemed un-salvageable? There's no point to a permanent life behind bars. They would be doing him and the economy a favor by simply putting him to death. Why oh why are so many people rotting in prison when they can get the death penalty or simply be put on probation/parole? Wake up america. Stop letting big business persuade you into filling up our prisons.
  • Eh Poli... KayTuckus 2012/11/13 09:58:48
    Eh Politico
    Look into how much it costs to keep an inmate on death row. They still get the same food, shelter, better medical care; they're there for decades, appeal after appeal. Life in prison is less costly, even if he lived to 90, than the death penalty.
  • AndyWolf 2012/11/13 00:21:52
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Guess he hoped for some change, now he's moving forward on my tax dollar.
  • EagleEye 2012/11/12 23:54:56
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Duh! He benefits society in no way at all! Kill 'em so I don't have to pay for his "life in prison"
  • Dj Gill 2012/11/12 23:21:48
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Dj Gill
    If you kill one person you deserve to die. For what he did, think outside the box.
  • jere.chievres 2012/11/12 22:50:22
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    He killed 6 shot 12 more he deserved death.
  • Bob 2012/11/12 21:48:22
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    A cigarette, blindfold and a bullet.
  • HL 2012/11/12 21:00:33
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
  • Akemi Mokoto 2012/11/12 20:46:43
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    Akemi Mokoto
    You kill, we kill is what I say. The ONLY time I'd say NO DEATH PENALTY is if the murderer(or rapist/molester) is put in General Population and is offered no goddamn protection. You know...RELEASE THE HOUNDS!
  • kathy 2012/11/12 20:16:46
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    I believe public hanging should be around, sure would have people thinking twice.....
  • Mediclees 2012/11/12 19:51:32
    Loughner deserves the death penalty
    if you can decide that you want to play god and kill they you yourself should face the same fate for your actions
  • Mya Faire 2012/11/12 19:08:29
    Loughner deserves life in prison
    Mya Faire
    Murder is murder is murder. Besides, life in prison is a much stronger punishment. With the death penalty, they get sent to private cells where they don't have to worry about being bothered by the other inmates. We have to feed and house them for years, decades, before their sentence is carried out...after multiple tax-payer financed appeals. Throw 'em in there for life. No appeals, no protection from the general population. If their offense was heinous enough, the inmates will carry out the death penalty more swiftly than the justice system ever does.
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