Boston Bombing Case: Dzokhar Tsarnaev formally sentenced to death

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The Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev has now been formally sentenced to death.  A judge on Wednesday formally sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his involvement in the bomb blast.

“Whenever your name is mentioned, what will be remembered is the evil you did,” Judge George O’Toole told him. “What will be remembered is you murdered and maimed innocent people.”

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Addressing the court during his federal sentencing hearing, Tsarnaev acknowledged Ramzan and expressed gratitude to Allah, asking Allah to help the victims and their families. “If there is any lingering doubt, I did it along with my brother,” he said, referring to the bombing. “I ask Allah to have mercy on me, my brother and my family.”

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Tsarnaev also apologized during his federal sentencing hearing. “I would like to now apologize to the victims and the survivors,” he said. “I am sorry for the lives that I have taken.”

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Earlier, families of the victims and survivors made victim impactful statements, leaving some jurors in attendance in tears.

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