“This is so emotional. I’ve just been crying since we heard it because it was a relief. … We just wanted to hear the premeditated.” — Autumn Manning, whose husband, retired Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, was shot six times during the attack by Maj. Nidal Hasan, who was convicted by a military jury in the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.
“We wanted this murderer to be executed. We were brought all the way from Afghanistan to see if justice would be served. Not our way — justice was served the American way.” — Hajji Mohammad Wazir, who lost 11 family members in the attack by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
“To all the women that I offended, I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships but the combination of awkwardness and hubris I think led to behavior that many found offensive.” — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who agreed to resign in return for the city’s help defending him against claims he groped, kissed and made lewd comments to 17 women.