Sister Prejean tells Boston jury Tsarnaev told her of regret for victims

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May 11, 2015

Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, and an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, is pictured in a 2010 photo in Geneva. The defense team for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohar Tsarnaev called Sister Prejean to testify May 11 about her visits with him. (CNS photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi, EPA)

Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, and an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, is pictured in a 2010 photo in Geneva. The defense team for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohar Tsarnaev called Sister Prejean to testify May 11 about her visits with him. (CNS photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi, EPA)

BOSTON (CNS) — Sister Helen Prejean, the death penalty abolition advocate, told a jury May 11 that convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expressed remorse in discussions with her.

Sister Prejean, the Sister of Saint Joseph of Medaille and author of, “Dead Man Walking,” said during the defense’s portion of the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev’s trial that she had met with him five times since March. In their conversations, she said, he eventually discussed his feelings about the victims of the April 15, 2013 bombing that killed three and left more than 260 people injured.

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