Read the Full Remarks by the Judge Who Sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Death


The judge who formally sentenced Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev to death on Wednesday didn’t mince words after the 21-year-old spoke publicly for the first time in about two years. After acknowledging the jury for having performed their duty “well and faithfully,” commenting on the bravery of trial witnesses and lauding emergency workers and law enforcement officials who responded to the Marathon bombing in April 2013, which killed three and injured more than 260 others, U.S. District Judge George O’ Toole Jr., spoke directly to Tsarnaev.

Here, as recorded in a court transcript of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, are the judge’s full remarks:

First, I want to acknowledge the presence of a number of the jurors and alternates who participated in the trial of this case. They are here at my invitation. It is my practice, after a verdict in every criminal trial, to talk informally…

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