(KCEN) -- Today was a day of reckoning for the man who shot former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords and 17 others in 2011.
Twenty-four-year-old Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in prison.
There is no possibility of parole.
The sentencing took place with several of Loughner's victims in the room.
Last year he opened fire at an outdoor rally in Tucson, killing six people and wounding a dozen more.
Giffords was forced to undergo extensive surgery.
It took her months of painful rehabilitation to learn how to speak and function properly again.
She and her husband, Mark Kelly, watched as Loughner was given his sentence today.