Boston Red Sox React To Dzhokar Tsarnaev Guilty Verdict

Boston Red Sox React To Dzhokar Tsarnaev Guilty Verdict

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  • The Boston Red Sox reacted to the guilty verdict handed down to Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev on April 8.

Several Boston Red Sox players chimed in on the guilty verdict handed down to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev on April 8. He could possibly face the death penalty.

The Boston Red Sox have chimed in on the Boston Marathon bomber’s guilty verdict. 

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz made headlines when he declared,”This is our f—— city!” several hours after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. On Wednesday, he “was more somber” when he reacted to the guilty verdict handed down to the bomber, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, per ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes:

“What can I tell you? That’s not going to bring the people who lost their lives back, you know what I’m saying? 

“It is what it is. What else? I’m not a judge. Whatever. 

“What I said that day is how I feel. I’m an emotional person and was going through some struggle, but like I said it’s not going to bring anybody’s life back. So we just have to live with the consequences.”

Red Sox manager John Farrell also discussed the verdict with Edes:

“I think any time you think about what transpired in ’13, you always think about the victims first. There’s still been a strong connection between the Red Sox and those who have suffered. 

“That recovery is still ongoing and there’s still been a lot of connection with those that were victims of the bombing. As it relates to the verdict, I guess the best way to say it is justice has been served.”

Right fielder Shane Victorino echoed Farrell’s sentiments before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 8, per’s Ian Browne:

“Obviously for the victims and the families, I think that brings a little closure to the situation. Obviously we feel for them, and still to this day. 

“I’m very happy that was the verdict, he was found guilty. Obviously the sentencing on what is going to happen hasn’t been made, but I think for me it’s a happy day in regards to finding this individual who committed this sinful act guilty of all the charges he was charged with.”

Boston left-handed reliever Craig Breslow told Browne justice ultimately prevailed in the end:

“Probably just a credit to our judidical system. I believe justice was served. Without knowing too many intimate details, it probably makes sense just to leave it at that.

“We saw the way police officers were mobilized, and were supported and were able to do an incredible job tracking down the guilty people. And ultimately I feel it’s a great day for everyone who was affected. 

“I think it’s also important we recognize that this doesn’t change the devastating tragedy.”

According to CNN’s Ann O’Neill, it took 26 minutes for a Boston grand jury on Wednesday to declare 21-year-old Dzokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts, seventeen of which could possibly result in the death sentence. 

Among the counts Tsarnaev is guilty of include using weapons of mass destruction, bombing a place of public use, conspiracy and aiding and abetting. The jury deliberated for eleven-and-a-half hours, per O’Neill.

Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, brought their bombs to Boston’s Bosylon Street on April 15, 2013. Tamerlan set off the first pressure cooker bomb near Marathon Sports while Dzokhar set the second one off 12 seconds later near the Forum restaurant, per CNN. 

Four were killed and an estimated 264 others were injured as a result. The CNN report reveals the names of the fatalities as Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier. 

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