The brother of Krystle M. Campbell, one of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing, tonight welcomed the arrest of suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, but said his capture does not change the painful reality that his sister is gone.
“It’s not going to bring her back,” William Campbell III, whose 29-year-old sister was killed when the bombs went off at the marathon finish line on Boylston Street Monday. “I’m happy that nobody else is going to get hurt by these guys, but it’s not going to bring her back.”
Speaking by phone tonight after Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Campbell said he followed today’s rapid developments -- where nearly a 1 million people were ordered to stay in their homes so police could search Watertown and other communities for the bombing suspect -- “off and on.’’
But added that he has “been trying to shut out reality a little bit by turning off the TV. It was nice when the power went out here for a little while.”
As for the rest of the family, including Krystle’s father, William Campbell Jr., and mother, Patricia Campbell, “they’re happy they got the guys, but basically they feel the same,” he said.
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