Giffords Faces Shooter at Sentencing

    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 06:  Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-NV) walks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Former U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, came face-to-face on Thursday with Jared Lee Loughner, the man who shot her in the head during a deadly rampage that killed six and wounded a dozen others. Loughner received a sentence of seven life terms in prison. Kelly addressed the court on Giffords's behalf. “You tried to create a world as dark and evil as your own,” Kelly said. “Remember this: you failed.” Loughner pleaded guilty to the attack, sparing himself the death penalty. In the race for Giffords’s former House seat, her hand-picked successor trailed his Republican challenger by several hundred votes on Wednesday, although a final result had not yet been announced.

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