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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
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It's something victims thought they'd never hear: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he's sorry for the pain, suffering and damage he caused.

The words came moments before Tsarnaev was formally sentenced to death Wednesday.

But, as WBUR's Jack Lepiarz reports, victims were unimpressed by the bomber's words. He joins Morning Edition to explain reactions in the courtroom.

To hear the full report, click on the audio player above.

This segment aired on June 25, 2015.

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