State will not file charges against Loughner - Tucson News Now

State will not file charges against Loughner

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

According to Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall, the state has decided to not file charges against Jared Loughner.

LaWall says it was a tough decision. But, at the request of the victims there will be no additional charges filed by the state of Arizona. The victims of the shooting sent LaWall a letter saying they felt justice had been served and to allow the matter to end here. 

Loughner, 24, appeared in federal court in downtown Tucson today at 10 a.m. He was sentenced to seven life terms in prison plus 140 years.

Loughner was convicted after agreeing to a plea deal in August. He pleaded guilty to 19 counts including the attempted assassination of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Jan. 8, 2011. Six of the life sentences were for the six fatalities, and the seventh sentence was for the attempted assassination of Giffords. 

Thirteen others were wounded in the incident at the Congress on Your Corner event outside of the Safeway on Ina Road.

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