Gabrielle Giffords, husband moving back to Tucson

Gabrielle Giffords, husband moving back to Tucson

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords receives the 2012 Salute to Women award from Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at the museum's 21st annual "Salute to Freedom" dinner on May 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 12, 2012 at 6:17 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband are moving back to Tucson on Sunday.

Giffords’ return to Arizona comes a year and a half after she moved to Houston to undergo intensive physical and speech therapy after she wounded by a gunman at an event outside a grocery store.

Giffords’ husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, told the Arizona Daily Star that he’s in the process of transitioning his wife to some therapy in Tucson but says it’s not going to be the six to eight hours per day she’d been doing in Houston.

Giffords was among 19 people who were shot in the attack. She and 12 others survived, while six others died.

Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty on Aug. 2 to the shooting rampage.

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