Gabrielle Giffords had ‘staring contest’ with shooter, husband says

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In her first face-to-face confrontation with the man who shot her in the head at close range and killed six others in an Arizona shooting rampage last year, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords locked eyes with Jared Lee Loughner in an intense courtroom scene Thursday.

Loughner, 24, was sentenced to life in prison after killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, and leaving 13 wounded in a parking lot attack in Tucson during a political rally on Jan. 8, 2011. Giffords, who struggles to walk and has been left partially blind with a paralyzed right arm, stared intently at Loughner while holding hands with her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, as he read an emotional statement to Loughner.

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Tucson shooter sentenced to life after Giffords, other victims confront him

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 The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to life in prison.

U.S. District Judge Larry Burns sentenced 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner on Thursday for the January 2011 attack that left six people dead and Giffords and others wounded.

'Home for good': Gabrielle Giffords and husband move back to Tucson

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PHOENIX - Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was gravely wounded in a mass shooting that killed six and injured 12 others, moved back home to Tucson on Sunday, her husband said.

"Moving back to Tucson today," tweeted her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly. "Gabby has been waiting for this day for a long time.

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