Aug 7, 2012 9:48 PM

January 8 shooting survivors speak about court ruling

TUCSON - On the steps outside the courthouse, seven of the 13 January 8th shooting survivors addressed the media. All say they are pleased with the outcome.

Suzi Hileman says, "today's events make me proud to be an American. This was the system doing its best."

Congressman Rob Barber said, "I truly believe justice was done today."

In a sea of media cameras, survivors took the microphone saying they're looking towards the future, while honoring the past.

Randy Gardner said, "we remember the six that aren't with us today and it hurts."

Ken Dorushka said, "when I retired a few years back, and developed a bucket list, getting shot was not on my bucket list. I assure you. Never the less it happened."

"I want to thank everyone involved in helping us get to this place and this resolution," Pam Simon said.

A resolution, many are calling humane, considering Jared Loughner's condition and crime.

"It makes me proud to be an American to think someone like that was given such consideration," says Erik Fuller.

Jim Tucker said, "there's a book I read that says three requirements, one is to do justice and love mercy and walk humbly with your God. And today I think that first step was achieved."

For many of the survivors, it's a chapter in their lives they can now close.


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