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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Addresses the Court During Sentencing Hearing: 'I Am Sorry for the Lives I Have Taken

In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty, left, is depicted addressing the jury as defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from right, sits between his defense attorneys during closing arguments in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial Monday, April 6, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday apologized to his victims and for the lives he took two years ago.

Speaking publicly for the first time since he and his brother set off pressure cooker bombs that caused devastating injuries and death, Tsarnaev addressed the court that has sentenced him to die.

"If there is any lingering doubt, I did it along with my brother," Tsarnaev said in a Boston courtroom, moments before a judge formally handed down the jury's death sentence. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken."

Boston reporters tweeted Tsarnaev's words as he spoke:

After Tsarnaev spoke, U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. informed the 21-year-old that no one will remember anything good about him.

"What will be remembered is that you murdered and maimed innocent people, and that you did it willfully and intentionally. You did it on purpose," O'Toole said. "I sentence you to the penalty of death by execution."

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