Statement from Boston Police Commissioner William Evans on today’s verdict in the case against Dzohkhar Tsarnaev

Statement from Boston Police Commissioner William Evans on today’s verdict in the case against Dzohkhar Tsarnaev:  “It is my sincere hope that today’s verdict will bring with it a significant level of comfort and solace to all hurt, harmed and impacted by the attack on our Boston Marathon back in April of 2013. While no decision will fully erase or help us completely forget the horror and pain suffered by so many on that fateful day twenty five months ago, it is our hope that each passing day will bring with it an enhanced level of comfort. The job of a juror is never an easy one especially in a case of this magnitude but those who served on this jury should know that the men and women of the Boston Police Department not only appreciate the time and efforts that went into today's decision but we also support the decision made. Regardless of how you feel about the death penalty, today was also about sending a message. And, the message sent is one that says terrorism in our city will not be tolerated. In closing, our thoughts and prayers remain with families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu and MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.”