Husband: Giffords satisfied with Loughner plea
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is satisfied with Tuesday's expected plea agreement from the man accused of shooting her and many others in a deadly rampage at one of her political events, and she hopes it will allow victims of the mass shooting to move on with their lives.
Jared Lee Loughner is expected to plead guilty in federal court in Tucson, Ariz., as part of an agreement that will allow him to avoid the death penalty in the shooting that left six people dead, including a federal judge, and wounded Giffords and 12 others.
"The pain and loss caused by the events of Jan. 8, 2011, are incalculable," Giffords said in a joint statement with her husband, Mark Kelly. "Avoiding a trial will allow us — and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community — to continue with our recovery."
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