Victims, family tell Loughner their lives changed

Associated Press Published: November 8, 2012
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"Mr. Loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head but you haven't put a dent in her spirit and her commitment to make the world a better place," Kelly said.

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U.S. REP. RON BARBER

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, a former Giffords staffer who won election to her seat when she stepped down, stared down Loughner from the podium, at times almost scolding the confessed shooter.

"I am very angry and am sick of heart about what you have done and the hurt you have caused to all of us," said Barber, who was shot in the cheek and thigh as he stood with Giffords on the day of the attack. "And now you must pay the price. You must pay the price for the terror, injuries and deaths you caused."

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SUSAN HILEMAN

Susan Hileman, who was shot, spoke to Loughner, at times visibly shaking.

"We've been told about your demons, about the illness that skewed your thinking," she said. "Your parents, your schools, your community, they all failed you.

"It's all true," Hileman said. "It's not enough."

"You pointed a weapon and shot me three times," she said, staring directly at Loughner. He looked back at her. "And now I will walk out of this courtroom and into the rest of my life and I won't think of you again."