1,000 Words: The bomber and the death penalty

There was no talk of mercy nor forgiveness when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today for the Boston Marathon bombing.

He apologized — the first time he’s said anything in court — but his only defenders were on the outside.

Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock, foreground left, and her mother Carol Downing, foreground right, walk past demonstrators outside federal court in Boston, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. More than 20 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their family members are expected to address the court regarding the attack's impact on their lives before a judge formally sentences bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)