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Boston Marathon Bombings Survivors, Victims' Families React To Guilty Verdict

BOSTON (CBS) -- Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings expressed feelings of relief and took time to remember those who died in the attacks following the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday.

Bombs that exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013 injured more than 260 and killed Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Campbell, 29; and Lingzu Lu, 23. MIT police Officer Sean Collier was shot to death at close range days later.

Boston Marathon Bombings Victims
(Left to right) Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Campbell, 29; Lingzu Lu, 23; MIT Police officer Sean Collier, 26.

Here's what the survivors and families of victims had to say:

Jeff Bauman: "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."

Heather Abbott: "Thanks to everyone who reached out today and have continued to support me and the other Bombing victims and their families over the last 2 years. 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."

Sydney Corcoran: "Today, my blood runs blue and yellow. #BostonStrong"

Rebekah Gregory: "For every single person that was involved that day, our lives have been changed forever. There have been children taken and parents that will never get to put them to bed at night again."

"It's given me a new appreciation for life and what you can do with your legs in general. When I look down at my legs I have two choices: I can be upset or I can feel blessed that I'm still here and have a daily reminder that life is short."

Marc Fucarile: "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."

Dic Donohue: "First, I want to thank everyone for supporting me and my family over the last two years. Although we cannot change the past, including the loss of a friend and fellow police officer, justice has been served today. We will again show, as a society, that terrorism will not prevail, and we will hold those accountable for their acts against our nation. God Bless America."

Family of Sean Collier: "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."

Karen Brassard: "We're grateful for the outcome today. I needed to go through the entire process. Something happened to me and I needed to go through it from beginning to end."

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