Source: Giffords To Face Shooter

Former U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will attend the sentencing of Jared Lee Loughner, the man who shot her in the head during a deadly rampage that killed six and wounded a dozen others, a source close to the family said. Kelly will address the court on Giffords’s behalf, according to the source. Loughner pleaded guilty to the attack, sparing himself the death penalty, although he faces life in prison for the January 2011 shooting. In the race for Giffordsโ€™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.

Source: Politico