Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s fate has been sealed. The 21-year-old survivor of the senseless terrorist attack that occurred on the April 15, 2013 that killed three people and injured nearly 300 others has been sentenced to death but he is showing some kinds of remorse for his deed.
Tsarnaev was formally given his capital punishment sentence today (June 24) and he offered up an apology while receiving an earful from a handful of victims. U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. pronounced the sentence in Boston court, as he was required by law to do so.
“I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done — irreparable damage,” he said, according to the Associated Press.
He reportedly concluded, “I pray for your relief, for your healing.” Throughout the five-minute address, he also praised Allah and paused several times.
Toole wisely reminded the court that Tsarnaev “murdered and maimed innocent people” and “did it willfully and intentionally.” Afterwards, the convicted murderer listened to three hours worth of testimony from selected victims.
“What you did to my daughter is disgusting,” said Patricia Campbell, mother of Krystle Campbell, who was killed in the blast. “I don’t know what to say to you. I think the jury did the right thing.”
It is being speculated that Tsarnaev’s stay on Death Row could be a lengthy one, considering the years of appeals he’s legally granted.
Also, fuck his apology.
Photo: Boston Police Department