In open letter, victim calls marathon bomber 'a nobody'

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Brassard (R) speaks during a press conference next to Carlos Arredondo (L) outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty to 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Karen Brassard, left, speaks outside federal court alongside Laurie Scher, second from left, and Mike Ward, third from left, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Karen Brassard, second from left, speaks alongside Carlos Arredondo, left, Laurie Scher, second from right, and Mike Ward, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, outside federal court in Boston. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Dana Cohen (L) and Carlos Arredondo attend a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Karen Brassard, left, speaks alongside Laurie Scher, middle, and Mike Ward, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, outside federal court in Boston. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Dana Cohen, (from left), Carlos Arredondo, Karen Brassard, Liz Norden, Laurie Scher and Massport Fire Lt. Michael Ward at a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Brassard speaks during a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty to 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Karen Brassard (C) and Carlos Arredondo leave after a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty to 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
In this courtroom sketch, Dun Meng, far right, testifies with a translator at his side during the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Meng described his harrowing ride at gunpoint with the Boston Marathon bombers and the moment he made "the most difficult decision" of his life to bolt from the car. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring more than 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing testified in graphic detail Thursday about what happened to them as the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued.
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
In this courtroom sketch, Bill Richard, right, is depicted while testifying during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is depicted sitting between defense attorneys Judy Clarke, left, and Miriam Conrad, second from right, as U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., presides, center rear. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three spectators, including Bill Richard's son Martin Richard. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
BOSTON - MARCH 5: Boston Marathon victim Rebekah Gregory heads into the Moakley Courthouse for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings. (Photo by Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The video being shown to jurors is extremely graphic. Shows up close the injuries sustained in Marathon bombings. #Tsarnaev
Rebekah Gregory had 17 surgeries to her left leg. The 18th surgery was the amputation. #Tsarnaev
Corcoran details her many wounds and scars; #Tsarnaev defense team listens intently. Their client is looking at the table.
Karen McWatters re: Krystle Campbell: "She said her legs hurt ... Her hand went limp in mine. She never spoke again after that." #Tsarnaev
This photo released Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, by the University of Massachusetts-Boston shows a painting of Boston Marathon bombing victim and former University of Massachusetts-Boston student Krystle Campbell, which was unveiled on campus the previous week. Campbell, 29, a former student at the school, was one of three people killed in the April 15 bombings. (AP Photo/University of Massachusetts-Boston, Harry Brett)
Bruck asks that camera on defense team be turned off. "It is trained directly on the defense table." Defense expects privacy. #Tsarnaev
David Bruck also concerned about repeated victim testimony. Says there is a place for that, but at sentencing phase. Not now. #tsarnaev
Jeff Bauman: "I said 'I saw the kid. I know what happened.'" #Tsarnaev
Bauman, leaning to side of chair, hand on table as he recounts fearing he would die, seeing the "guy in the cowboy hat" who kept him calm
FILE - An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo, in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair after he was injured in one of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Sketch of @Jeffmbauman testifying today. http://t.co/sHOseHnBRA
The photo also shows Tamerlan a few feet away from Jeff. Was that the guy with backpack? "Yeah." #Tsarnaev
Been watching #tsarnaev. He has been looking ahead whole time.
Jurors look very concerned, some put their hands to their mouths @NECN #Tsarnaev
While others rightfully judged that Lingzi Lu wouldn't make it, Lauren Woods stayed by her side until she was rushed to ambulance #Tsarnaev
This undated photo provided by Meixu Lu shows Lu Lingzi in Boston. Boston University confirmed Wednesday, April 17, 2013, that Lu Lingzi, who was studying mathematics and statistics at the school and was due to receive her graduate degree in 2015, was among the people killed in the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Meixu Lu)
Lawyers discussing video from the forum restaurant that is set to be shown at some point #7news
Defense has questions about why 3 photos will be used with testimony of Roseanne Sdoia, who lost leg. Judge says they're different #Tsarnaev
Roseann Sdoia is asked if she wants to sit while taking oath. "I can stand." #Tsarnaev
Judge says two incidents of witnesses talking about iraq were uncalled for in this phase of the trial..now the jury returns to court #7news
Defense: Prosecution shouldn't "continually stoke" the "us vs. them" mentality; eliciting responses re: military from witnesses. #Tsarnaev
Jury seeing Forum Restaurant video, timestamp is 2:45 p.m., figure with white hat shown walking along Boylston St. #Tsarnaev
Jury just saw video of the bomb going off at Forum, there is no sound on the video @NECN #Tsarnaev
Jury is now looking at frozen frames of video from the Forum, Marc Fucarile is shown lying on the ground @NECN #Tsarnaev
BOSTON - MARCH 4: Opening statements in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber took place at Moakley Federal Courthouse on March 4, 2015. Marc Fucarile, who lost his leg in the bombings, leaves court. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The jury is looking at a photo of the Richard family watching runners at the marathon @NECN #Tsarnaev
Bill Richard's daughter Jane lost a leg. His wife Denise lost the sight in one eye. His son Martin lost his life. #Tsarnaev.
This undated photo provided by Bill Richard, shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston. Martin Richard, 8, was among the at least three people killed in the explosions, Monday, April 15, 2013, at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Bill Richard)
This photo released Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, by the Richard family shows Jane Richard, 7, who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, walking on a prosthetic leg in Boston. The family of Jane and her late brother Martin, 8, who was killed by one of the blasts, said in a statement that the little girl is already dancing on her prosthetic leg and “struts around on it with great pride.” (AP Photo/Richard Family)
This photo released Friday, March 21, 2014, by the Richard family shows daughter Jane Richard wearing prosthetic leg fitted the preceding week in Boston. Jane and her mother were injured when a bomb exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Her brother, Martin Richard, was one of three people killed in the bombings. The 118th Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Family)
"I saw a little boy who had his body severely damaged by an explosion and" pauses, swallows "from what I saw, there was no chance" #Tsarnaev
Several other survivors in the courtroom are crying listening to Bill Richard's testimony @NECN #Tsarnaev
Court is in recess until Monday morning. #Tsarnaev
FILE - This combination of undated family photos shows, from left, Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Campbell, 29, and Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China. Richard, Campbell and Lu were killed in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass., who was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Stephen Silva, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill Collier. (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's Office, File)
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BOSTON (AP) -- A survivor of the Boston Marathon attacks has written an indignant open letter to the admitted bomber.

Rebekah Gregory lost a leg in the 2013 bombings and wrote the letter to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on her Facebook page after she testified in his federal death penalty trial earlier this week.

In the letter, Gregory says sitting near Tsarnaev in court brought her a surprising sense of peace and closure. She writes, "Today I looked at you right in the face ... and realized I wasn't afraid anymore."

She says she considers Tsarnaev "a nobody" and signs her letter: "Someone you shouldn't have messed with."

As of Friday morning, Gregory's letter had more than 33,000 likes and more than 9,500 shares on Facebook.

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