Jared Loughner Pleads Guilty

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Jim Nintzel, from the courtroom, notes that Loughner is answering the judge's questions in "a quiet but firm voice" and that he says he "understands the charges and penalties."

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The judge is speaking to Loughner now, recapping the incidents of January 8th, 2011, for Loughner to acknowlege that he understands what happened: "You...drew your pistol & shot her (Giffords) in the head at close range. Your intention was to kill her."

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The judge has asked Loughner if he understands that the life sentences are consecutive, not concurrent; Loughner replies that he has "agreed to that." Sentencing has been set for Thursday, November 15th at 10 am.

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More to come from the courthouse.

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