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 was 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.
Kelly's youngest daughter, Claire, will live with her dad and stepmom and has already started high school as a sophomore, the newspaper reported. His eldest daughter, Claudia, will stay in Houston for her senior year of high school and will live with Kelly's ex-wife, according to the newspaper.
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 Aug. 2 to the shooting rampage.
A psychological report released Thursday warned that while Loughner was competent to plead guilty in the Tucson mass shooting, he remained severely mentally ill and his mental condition could deteriorate under the stress of a trial.
The report was prepared in late April by a federal Bureau of Prisons psychologist who testified in court Tuesday before a judge allowed Loughner to plead guilty in the January 2011 mass shooting.
Psychologist Christina Pietz's report said Loughner's condition could "wax and wane." It also said the court should act quickly because there was no guarantee that Loughner would remain competent for an extended time.
Loughner is to be sentenced in November.
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