When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords finally came face-to-face with the man who shot her at a political rally in January 2011, it marked the end of a horrifying event that left six people dead and others, including Giffords, permanently scarred. Jared Lee Loughner, 24, opened fire during an event Giffords was attending at a Tucson supermarket. He felt Giffords was the embodiment of the government he said he hated. After his arrest, Loughner was diagnosed as schizophrenic and had to be forcibly medicated so that he would be competent to understand the charges against him. Giffords did not speak during Loughner’s sentencing on Nov. 8, but her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly did, saying, “Mr. Loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a dent in her spirit.” Loughner, who agreed to plead guilty, will spend the rest of his life in prison.
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