Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev addressed the survivors and the families of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victims during his formal sentencing to death on Wednesday.
During the emotional hearing, he apologized and admitted that he and brother Tamerlan carried out the attacks.
Here's what he said:
"I’d like to now apologize to the victims and the survivors,” Tsarnaev said.
“If there is any lingering doubt, I did it along with my brother."
As he spoke in courtroom, he began to cry.
"I am sorry for the lives that I have taken, the suffering that i have caused you, the damage that I've done."
"Immediately after the bombing, of which I am guilty of, there is little doubt about that. I learned their faces, their names.”
Tsarnaev also thanked the jury and his attorneys.
"Made my life the last two years easy. I cherish their companionship,” Tsarnaev said about his defense team.
He concluded his speech by asking for mercy for himself and his brother.
“I am Muslim. My religion is Islam,” Tsarnaev said.
“I ask allah to have mercy on me my brother and my family. I ask Allah to have mercy on the Umah. Thank you.”
Michael Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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