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Connecticut Residents React To Osama Bin Laden’s Death

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Relatives of some Connecticut residents killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks say they are relieved by news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

But they say it does not erase their grief or bring them closure. They also worry about retaliation from supporters of bin Laden, who was killed by American forces in Pakistan on Monday.

Avon resident Marty Toyen, whose daughter Amy died at the World Trade Center, says he and his wife will attend this fall’s Ground Zero memorial service for the first time since the attacks.

Wethersfield resident Judith Keane says it’s hard to describe her conflicting emotions. Her husband, Richard, was killed in the Trade Center.

Connecticut’s Sept. 11 memorial at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park lists 152 people with state ties who died in the attacks.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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