In his first public statement since the April 2013 terrorist attack on innocent civilians during the Boston Marathon, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expressed remorse and a desire for forgiveness before receiving his formal sentencing:
Tsarnaev also said he wanted to use his brief statement to "now apologize to the victims [and] to the survivors." As Tsarnaev expressed regret on his actions and their tragic consequences, the courtroom maintained a strict silence. Last month, a jury voted for the death penalty for Tsarnaev after convicting him in April. Utilizing decisively firm language on the "evil" evoked by even the slightest mention of Tsarnaev's name, Judge O'Toole carried out the jury's wishes in the formal sentencing:
On April 15, 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev utilized two pressure cooker bombs near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Boylston Street — killing 3 people and injuring 264 others. In the aftermath of the bombing, the brothers killed two police officers. Additionally, Dzhokhar ended up running over his brother Tamerlan in a stolen SUV.