Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death
On Wednesday, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 terrorist attack that killed four people and injured another 264 people.
“As long as your name is mentioned, what will be remembered is the evil you’ve done.
“What will be remembered is that you murdered and maimed innocent people and that you did it willfully and intentionally.
"You did it on purpose,” U.S. District Judge George O’Toole told Tsarnaev before sentencing him to death by lethal injection.
“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.
“In case there is any doubt, I am guilty of this attack, along with my brother,” Tsarnaev said before being sentenced.
Rebekah Gregory, who lost her left leg as a result of the attack, addressed Tsarnaev directly.
“Terrorists like you do two things in this world. One, they create mass destruction, but the second is quite interesting.
“Because do you know what mass destruction really does? It brings people together. We are Boston strong and we are America strong, and choosing to mess with us was a terrible idea.
“How’s that for your victim impact statement?” Gregory said.
Posted by Dan Butcher