Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev Apologizes To Victims Before Being Formally Sentenced To Death
Dzhokar Tsarnaev is formally being sentenced to death during a court hearing on Wednesday for the part he played alongside brother Tamerlan — who was killed in the following manhunt — in the devastating Boston Marathon bombing two years ago.
During the hearing, the 21-year-old spoke in court for the first time to apologize to the victims of the terribly tragedy. He said:
"I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage."
He also completely admitted his guilt, saying:
"If there is any lingering doubt, I did it along with my brother. I ask Allah to have mercy on me, my brother and my family."
This was part of a five-minute speech he delivered to the judges during the hearing. He also explained that