- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 11, 2013

Families and victims of the Boston Marathon bombing attacks expressed outrage Wednesday at suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s courtroom behavior, characterizing it as a smug show of a blasé and unconcerned attitude.

The suspect pleaded not guilty to all charges in court, but while doing so, he was “smirking” and “yawning,” smiling crookedly, the Daily Mail reported.

“I’d rather see him suffer. Death is too quick,” said one victim of the April 15 bombings, Mildred Valverde, in the Daily Mail. “Just to be in the same room with him was bothersome.


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Tsarnaev blew a kiss to his sisters, who were dressed in traditional Muslim clothes, as he left the courtroom, The New York Post reported.

“I actually felt sick to my stomach,” said Liz Norden, whose sons lost their right legs in the attack, in reference to Tsarvaev’s blasé attitude.

And MIT Police Chief John DeFava described in The Post the suspect’s demeanor as “smug,” adding that he “didn’t see a lot of remorse. I didn’t see a lot of regret.”