Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his two-year silence in court on Wednesday, when he apologized for the pain and suffering he caused hundreds of families in 2013, according to CNN.This apology came after Tsarnaev listened to three hours of victim complaints and just moments before U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. sentenced Tsarnaev to death, according to the Associated Press.
“Tsarnaev, 21, standing at the defense table and speaking in a low voice, said he was sorry but he never turned to face his victims — whose names, faces and ages, he said, he has come to know,” according to CNN.
Tsarnaev confessed he and his brother were guilty of the bombings, according to NPR.
Tsarnaev prayed to Allah for the victims’ well being, for mercy on himself and his brother, and for mercy on Judge O’Toole, who imposed the death sentence on Tsarnaev, according to NPR.
The only other emotion Tsarnaev showed during his entire trial were tears while his Russian aunt stood in court, according to the Associated Press.
Judge O’Toole said Tsarnaev would be remembered only for the intentional evil acts he committed during the marathon, and not for any good things he did in his life, according to the Associated Press.
“The outcome of the proceedings was never in doubt: The judge was required under law to impose the jury’s death sentence for the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260,” according to the Associated Press.
The date of Tsarnaev’s execution is unknown, and his case could last for many years more, according to CNN.