Giffords faces shooter at sentencing

Two years after surviving an attempt on her life, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stood in federal court on Thursday to face her assailant at his sentencing for shooting six people to death and wounding 13 others, including Giffords herself.


The shooter Jared Loughner (24) received seven consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole under a plea deal with prosecutors that spares him the death penalty. (Reuters)