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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev transferred to high-security federal prison in Colo.

A courtroom sketch depicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev standing before US District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addressed the court on Wednesday.
A courtroom sketch depicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev standing before US District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addressed the court on Wednesday.Jane Flavell Collins via AP

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was transferred to a high-security federal prison in Colorado on Thursday, one day after being formally sentenced to death for his role in the blasts.

Ed Ross, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, confirmed that Tsarnaev had arrived at USP Florence in Florence, Colo.

Ross could not say when Tsarnaev, 21, is expected to be moved to the federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind.

Tsarnaev, who has been held at the Federal Medical Center prison in Ayer, apologized on Wednesday to the victims of the April 15, 2013 bombings.


Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.

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