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It is hoped that the verdict to execute the surviving Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will close a "painful chapter", a US congressman has said.
Joe Kennedy III, who represents Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, said via his official Twitter account:
Nothing will give us back what was lost at the 2013 Boston Marathon, but may this verdict bring a painful chapter to its close.
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A number of survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing have reacted on Twitter to the death sentence handed to Dzokhar Tsarnaev.
Sydney Corcoran, who suffered shrapnel wounds and nearly died from blood loss following the attack, tweeted that she and her mother - who was also near the finish line - would now "be able to move on".
My mother and I think that NOW he will go away and we will be able to move on. Justice. In his own words, "an eye for an eye".
Adrienne Haslet, a dancer who lost part of her leg in the blast, tweeted that she was "thrilled with the verdict".
Rebekah Gregory - another survivor who decided to amputate her leg after numerous operations linked to the attack - said she was "completely numb".
Completely numb... and waiting anxiously for the day this is really over. My heart and prayers are with my Boylston Street family. <3
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