Gabrielle Giffords, husband moving back to Tucson

Gabrielle Giffords, husband moving back to Tucson

POSTED: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 9:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 9:44pm

TUCSON, Ariz. — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband are moving back to Tucson on Sunday, a year and a half after she moved to Houston to undergo intensive physical and speech therapy after she was wounded by a gunman at an event outside a grocery store.

Giffords' husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, told the Arizona Daily Star ( that his wife will continue therapy in Tucson but says it's not going to be the six to eight hours per day she'd been doing in Houston.

"You know, it's time for her to get back to as much of a normal life as possible after this type of catastrophic injury," Kelly said. "Obviously, a big thing for her is to come home."

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

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