Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Appears In Court For Formal Sentencing
June 29, 2015
Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in a federal court in Boston on Wednesday to be formally sentenced to death.
A jury sentenced the 21-year-old to death on May 15th for his involvement in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon that killed four people and injured hundreds of others. According to the Associated Press, 24 people gave "victim impact statements" in court on Wednesday.
Karen Rand McWatters, who lost a leg in the attack, said, "He can't possibly have had a soul to do such a horrible thing." Patricia Campbell, whose daughter was killed, addressed Tsarnaev directly, saying, "What you did to my daughter is disgusting. I don't know what to say to you. I think the jury did the right thing."
Tsarnaev has been mostly silent throughout the course of his trial, offering little explanation for what happened or whether he feels remorse, the AP reported. His lawyers admitted his involvement in the bombings but argued that it was his older brother Tamerlan -- who was killed during the getaway -- who masterminded the plan.