BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says a jury’s decision to sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death is “a fitting punishment.”
Lynch issued a statement Friday after the verdict came down.
She says Tsarnaev “coldly and callously perpetrated a terrorist attack” that injured hundreds and took the lives of four people.
She says, “The ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime.”
Tsarnaev and his brother detonated two pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. His brother died in a shootout with police days later.