Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Survivors Recall Pain, Loss

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Survivors Recall Pain, Loss
Nine days after Boston Marathon Tragedy Rebecca Hildreth/Flickr CC BY 2.0

During the trial of convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis walked down memory lane and recorded her statement in court. She recalled the horrific Boston bombing incident that took away her leg.


“I wrapped my arms around my husband and said, ‘The next one’s gonna hit, the next one’s gonna hit,'” she said during the trial on Wednesday.

Describing the incident, Adrianne said that when she first heard a loud blast near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon, she felt sure it would be followed by another one. She thought the next blast would happen just behind her.

“I couldn’t hear myself scream,” Haslet-Davis, 34, told the jurors.

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“I thought that because I couldn’t hear myself scream, I was dead.”

Adam, her husband, wrapped her leg and screamed. He was also seriously injured.

“My first thought is, he’s in shock and I have to save myself,” she said, as quoted by the Associated Press.

She added that when she was brought to the hospital, she thought her husband was dead, and she, too, was going to die soon.

She recounted calling her parents and informing them that Adam was gone.

Apart from Adrianne, a few more Boston bombing survivors appeared during the trial and described their experience. After the trial, the jury is tasked to decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty.

The Boston bombing incident occurred on April 15, 2013 when the accused and his brother planted a homemade pressure-cooker bomb near the finishing line, killing three people and wounding 264.

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