U. S. Rep. Marino issued this statement tonight following the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed:
"This development is welcome news to our nation and the world and is a tribute to the strength and perseverance of our military and our intelligence community.
"Hopefully, this will provide some sense of justice to the families of the thousands of people who died at the hands of this terrorist and will help heal the wounds inflicted on 9/11.
"Let the word go forth that the elimination of this cold-blooded murderer sends a distinct message to the terrorists around the world that the United States of America will track down and eliminate those cowards who think they can create an atmosphere of horror and get away with it.
"We are Americans. We are united. We are determined."