Healing Begins For Victims And Families Of Boston Marathon Bombing


It's been one week since bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Now family and friends have begun to bury those killed in the bombing and its aftermath.

As investigators learn more about the motives and methods of two brothers suspected of terrorizing the city of Boston for much of a week, Bostonians are turning to their faith and each other for strength.

Just yards from where two bombs exploded a week ago, Bostonians reflected Sunday on what they've learned about others and themselves in the wake of the terror.

"People here are resilient," said one Bostonian. "It's a great city. It will never be quite the same but you can't stop."

Investigators are close to wrapping up their examination of the crime scene, and city officials announced a plan to reopen closed streets, homes and businesses in the coming days.

"We hope to get this community back to its people as quickly as possible," promised Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis.

Meanwhile, at a Boston Hospital blanketed by a heavy police presence, investigators have begun getting answers from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the sole surviving suspect.

Federal officials tell NBC News despite a gunshot wound to the throat, possibly from a suicide attempt, Tsarnaev has been able to answer some of investigators questions, mostly by writing.

At this poin, investigators believe Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan acted alone, but they're not sure where the pair got their weapons and bomb components.

They hope a 48-hour period of questioning Tsarnaev without a lawyer present will shed light on much of the plot's details.

There will be a moment of silence in Boston at 2:50 this afternoon, followed by the ringing of church bells, a moment of remembrance for those killed and injured a week ago.


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