August 7, 2012 Under the plea agreement, Loughner avoids the death penalty. A judge found that Loughner was competent enough to understand the gravity of the charges against him. Loughner targeted former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during the mass shooting.
July 24, 2012 The former congresswoman, who was critically wounded by a gunman in January 2011, looks thrilled to be high up in the Alps.
January 22, 2012 The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona said she will step down this week in order to focus on her health. Giffords was shot in the head and wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz.
January 9, 2012 One year to the day after a gunman opened fire during a Tucson meet-and-greet with her constituents — killing six people and wounding 13 — the still-recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) spoke for the first time since then at a public event.
November 16, 2011 "I can think about it now without sobbing," says Suzi Hileman, who was wounded in the shooting rampage that left six people dead and 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, injured. Others who survived or lost loved ones are also finding ways to cope.
June 28, 2011 "She did not look sick at all," ABC News' Gina Sunseri says of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after the congresswoman's first public appearance before a large crowd since being shot and critically wounded on Jan. 8.
June 21, 2011 "After some time off, I will look at new opportunities and am hopeful that one day I will again serve our country," he says in a statement. Giffords continues to recover from a gunshot wound she suffered on Jan. 8.
June 12, 2011 Giffords' hair is shorter than in the past, but there are no visible scars and little sign of the horrific injury she suffered when a lone gunman attacked an event she was holding at a strip mall in Tucson on Jan. 8.
June 9, 2011 The congresswoman, who continues to recover from a gunshot wound to her head suffered on Jan. 8, likely will soon feel comfortable having her picture released, her chief of staff says.
May 25, 2011 Jared Loughner mumbled loudly during a hearing into whether he's mentally competent. The judge had him removed. Loughner later said he preferred to watch the proceedings on TV from another room.
May 18, 2011 Doctors will replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant, The Associated Press reports. The procedure is an important step in her recovery from the severe head wound she received during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage.