Tsarnaev apologizes, gets death sentence for Boston bombing

Posted at 12:21 PM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-24 15:00:45-04

Victim impact statements and an apology by Boston bomber Dzohkar Tsarnaev made for an emotional morning in the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on Wednesday.

"I am sorry for the lives that I have taken," Tsarnaev said.

As survivors and family members spoke to him, Tsarnaev, 21, often looked down, according to those reporting from the courthouse. The judge formally imposed the jury's sentence of death at the hearing.

Tsarnaev was found guilty of 30 charges related to setting off two home-made bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Three people died, and 264 were injured.

An MIT policeman was killed April 18, 2013 during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, who died during a gunfire exchange. Dzohkar Tsarnaev was also found guilty in the officer's death.