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Local Boston bombing survivor speaks up after Tsarnaev sentencing

Local Boston bombing survivor speaks up after Tsarnaev sentencing

Erika Brannock picked a short, bright blue dress to wear for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sentencing, one that showed her amputated leg. She borrowed the summer dress from her best friend to show the world she wasn't in mourning and, in a way, to feel she wasn't alone when she faced Tsarnaev in a Boston courtroom this week to describe the ways her life has changed since the attack. "I really wanted to stand there and say what had happened to me, and how it affected me," the 31-year-old Timonium woman said from her condominium Friday. "I wanted to make sure that everybody there knew it was not taking me down, that I was moving forward from it....

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