Gabrielle Giffords "Satisfied" With Jared Loughner Plea Deal, Husband Mark Kelly Says

See also: Jared Loughner Wants to Change His Plea if He's Found Competent

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (right) and her husband, Mark Kelly.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is "satisfied" with Jared Loughner's expected guilty plea, according to her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Loughner -- the lone suspect in last year's Tucson shooting that killed six people and injured 13, including Giffords -- is scheduled to change his plea in federal court today, pending a competency hearing.

"We don't speak for all of the victims or their families, but Gabby and I are satisfied with this plea agreement," Kelly says in a statement. "The pain and loss caused by the events of January 8, 2011 are incalculable. Avoiding a trial will allow us -- and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community -- to continue with our recovery and move forward with our lives."

That hearing is taking place at 11 a.m. today in Tucson.

Loughner faces 49 federal charges related to the January 8, 2011, shooting, and was previously found incompetent to stand trial.

However, Loughner was ordered to be treated at a psychiatric facility and be forcibly treated with medication in an effort to "restore his competency" to stand trial.

If he's found competent today -- as the judge will have to be convinced Loughner understands the charges -- then he'll be able to change his plea.

Instead of the sentencing extremes that could have resulted from a trial -- a jury buying Loughner's insanity, or the prosecution's likely intention of a death sentence -- the going thought is that Loughner's plea will land him in prison for the rest of his life.



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bionicmisfit
bionicmisfit

"and be forcibly treated with medication in an effort to "restore his competency" to stand trial."...oh, that was just divine.by this time the man must be so shot up on psychotropic CIA mind control drugs that he's a walking whackoid pharmacy...also, seems I recall that the earliest newsfeeds of the trigger fest in Tucson claimed that authorities were seeking a "second suspect in his forties" -----the whole thing has the very solid stench of Fast-&-Furious and CIA psyops. The current regime in Hogwashington would stop at nothing to seize our firearms no matter how many innocents die---I'll lay $500 to a used bagel that upon hearing of the shooting in the Aurora theater, Hilarity Clinton was swInging upside down by her knees from the State Dept. chandeliers in delirious glee and salivating all over herself.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Gabby really is a class act in a state full of classless acts.

UncoverTruth
UncoverTruth

 @scott.huminski J.T. Ready the Child Murderer in the recent Gilbert Arizona Murder/Suicide was A  Pal of  Russell Pearce, Sheriff Babeu, and Sheriff Arpaio.

 

This was Arpaio's Trophy Nazi, who stood as a Center Piece with Arpaio's Deputies for Arpaio at Immigration Marches.

 

I still would like to know where J.T. Ready got the MIlitary Rocket Proppelled Grenades/Weapons of Mass Destruction which were found at his Gilbert Arizona home?

 

Sheriffs have acsess to Military Gear?

 

Or at least they did prior to the J.T. Ready Murder spree?

 

Shortly after the Military shut down Gear to Law Enforcement?

 

Arpaio, Sheriff Babeu, either of you have any idea how your Pal/Home grown Terrorist J.T. Ready got those Bombs?

 

 

A lot of Dirty things are going on in Arizona and some Arizona Sheriffs seem to be very involved

 

To: True Justice.

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