Giffords` husband says he thought wife was killed
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 16:13
Tucson: The husband of Rep Gabrielle Giffords says he believed for about 20 minutes that his wife was dead after viewing a mistaken television news report that said his wife had been fatally shot.

Astronaut Mark Kelly told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an interview that aired yesterday night that he learned that Giffords had been shot on January 8 when he received a phone call from her chief of staff.

He says he rushed aboard a friend's plane to fly to Arizona, and while aboard the plane saw the TV report. He says he ran to the plane's bathroom and broke down.

Kelly says he learned that she was alive when he called Giffords' mother, who was outside the operating room at the Tucson hospital where the congresswoman was being treated.


First Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 16:13

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