Giffords stands by as husband speaks to shooter
PHOENIX (AP) -- The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage is watching and listening as victims speak, showing little emotion or reaction.
Jared Loughner is being sentenced to life in prison for killing six people and wounding many more, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband, spoke on her behalf, with her standing at his side.
Giffords and Kelly turned to face Loughner so they are eye to eye with him, though they are separated by about 20 feet.
Loughner's mother is in the courtroom sobbing.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The husband of Gabrielle Giffords is speaking to the man who shot her, as she stands by his side.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly spoke directly to Jared Loughner, saying he changed his wife's life forever but couldn't dent her spirit.
It was the first time Giffords came face-to-face with Loughner. She did not speak.
Giffords and Kelly walked slowly to the podium, the former congresswoman appearing to struggle with her steps.
Loughner shot Giffords and 17 others in the attack, killing six. As part of a plea agreement, he is being sentenced to life in prison.