Officials, Survivors React to Tsarnaev Conviction - NECN

Officials, Survivors React to Tsarnaev Conviction

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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. (Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

    Reaction to the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others:
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    "Today's verdict will never replace the lives that were lost and so dramatically changed, but it is a relief, and one step closer to closure." - Survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the bombing.

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    "Guilty like we all knew he would be. Great jurors." - Sydney Corcoran, who nearly bled to death after bomb shrapnel severed her femoral artery.

    Bombing Trial Reaction at the Finish Line

    [NECN] At the Finish Line: Reaction to Verdict in Marathon Bombing Trial
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
    (Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

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    "Guilty on all 30 counts. Our hearts are with the victims' families, fellow survivors, supporters all over the world and with our beloved Boston. Thank you for your love and support always." - Marc Fucarile Road to Recovery, set up by supporters of Fucarile, who lost a leg in the bombings.

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    "Nothing can ever replace the lives that were lost or changed forever, but at least there is some relief in knowing that justice is served and responsibility will be taken." - The Heather Abbott Foundation, set up by survivor who lost a leg.

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    "It's not something that will ever be over. You'll feel it forever. It's forever a part of our life. ... I don't know what justice is. I'm grateful to have him off the street." - Karen Brassard, whose ankles and shin were injured by pieces of the bomb.

    MIT Reacts to Tsarnaev Verdict

    [NECN] MIT Reacts to Tsarnaev Verdict
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guiilty on all counts in the marathon bombing trial, including the murder of MIT Police officer Sean Collier.
    (Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

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    "We are gratified by the jury's verdict and thank everyone who played a role in the trial for their hard work. As we enter this next phase, we are focused on the work that remains to be done. Because the trial is ongoing, it would not be appropriate for me to say more at this time." - U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

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    "I am thankful that this phase of the trial has come to an end and am hopeful for a swift sentencing process. I hope today's verdict provides a small amount of closure for the survivors, families, and all impacted by the violent and tragic events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon. The incidents of those days have forever left a mark on our city. As we remember those who lost so much, we reflect on how tragedy revealed our deepest values, and the best of who we are as a community." - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who took office the year after the bombings.

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    "I applaud the verdict rendered today by the jury in the marathon bombing case, and I hope this brings some degree of closure to those individuals and their families whose lives were changed forever on that horrific day." - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

    Watertown Residents Relieved by Tsarnaev Verdict

    [NECN] Watertown Residents Relieved by Tsarnaev Verdict
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, including some for the firefight with police in Watertown.
    (Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

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    "On the occasion of today's guilty verdict in U.S. District Court, the collective thoughts of the entire Massachusetts State Police are with the victims, survivors and families of those maimed by these cowardly acts of terrorism. In today's verdict, we hope to turn another page in the recovery and healing of our community. We are hopeful that in justice, those that have been injured may find some sense of peace." - Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy Alben.

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    "Sean Collier gave his life doing what he was born to do - serving and protecting all of us as a police officer. Sean was more than a police officer to us, though. He was a caring, fun, loyal, and protective brother and son. While today's verdict can never bring Sean back, we are thankful that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be held accountable for the evil that he brought to so many families. ... The strength and bond that everyone has shown during these last two years proves that if these terrorists thought that they would somehow strike fear in the hearts of people, they monumentally failed." - Family of slain MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

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    "Nothing will ever replace what was lost in the wake of the marathon bombing, but today's verdict is another step toward justice. Together, we will move forward." - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

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    "I am glad for the victims' families and the survivors that this phase of the judicial process has come to a close. Today's verdict will hopefully give some peace to those affected by the horrific acts of the defendant. On behalf of the Boston Police Department, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the survivors and victim's families. With this part of the process behind us, Boston will continue to move forward with strength and resilience." - Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who ran in the 2013 marathon.

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    "As someone who has been deeply involved in the Boston Marathon over the many years both as mayor and a runner, this was a long nightmare for the victims' families and people of the City of Boston. A dark period in Boston's history. Terrorists must never again have the opportunity to inflict this kind of gutless carnage and brutality in America. The trial is over, justice has been served but the victims will always be remembered and in our prayers." - Ray Flynn, former Boston mayor and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

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    "The Richard Family would like to thank law enforcement and the Department of Justice for their efforts in this matter. The Richard Family has no comment on the verdict. We ask that you respect the family's privacy - especially their young children - during this time." - Family of slain 8-year-old Martin Richard.

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