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 on Wednesday in Boston. Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death. Michael Dwyer | AP