Kelly Says Would Meet Parents of Accused AZ Shooter

The husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says he would be willing to meet with the parents of the man accused of shooting his wife in the head.

Mark Kelly tells ABC's Diane Sawyer, "I don't think it's their fault. It's not the parents' fault." The interview is to air Tuesday night.

Twenty-two-year-old Jared Loughner is accused of opening fire at a Giffords event in Tucson, Arizona January 8, killing six people and injuring 13, including Giffords.

Investigators have described Loughner as a mentally unstable man who became increasingly erratic in recent months. He apparently became obsessed with inflicting violence on Giffords since attending one of her campaign events in 2007.

Kelly says Loughner's parents must be "hurting as much as anyone," and he says, "I'd like to think I'm a person that's, you know, somewhat forgiving."

Giffords has been making a remarkable recovery.

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