Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arrives at Colorado Prison After Death Sentence

Tsarnaev was convicted of 30 federal counts in April

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photo: FBI

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrived at the United States Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, on Thursday, a day after he was formally sentenced to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Tsarnaev, who was convicted of 30 federal counts in April, will eventually be sent to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said Wedensday, according to CNN.

Speaking for the first time since his arrest in 2013, the 21-year-old apologized in court Wednesday and asked for forgiveness in the bombing that killed 3 people and injured more than 250 others.

“I would like to now apologize to the victims and to the survivors,” he said. “Immediately after the bombing that I am guilty of, I learned of some of the victims. Their names, their faces, their ages. During this trial, more of the victims had names.

“I am sorry for the lives I have taken and for the suffering I have caused,” he continued, “and for the terrible damage I have done.”

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