U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave her stamp of approval for the death sentence of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling it a “fitting punishment”after the verdict came down Friday.
“We know all too well that no verdict can heal the souls of those who lost loved ones, nor the minds and bodies of those who suffered life-changing injuries from this cowardly attack,” Lynch said in a statement. “But the ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime and we hope that the completion of this prosecution will bring some measure of closure to the victims and their families.”
The April 15, 2013 bombings during the Boston Marathon killed four and injured hundreds. The jury–seven women and five men–found Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts against him and sentenced him to death on 6 counts.