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Guilty Plea for Loughner

Jared Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering in Arizona last year, killing six people and wounding former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Mr. Loughner's plea spares him the death penalty and came soon after a federal judge found that months of forcibly medicating him to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old competent to understand the gravity of the charges and assist in his defense.

Source: Wall Street Journal. Read full article. (link)

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