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The Latest: Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev enters courtroom ahead of sentencing hearing

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock, foreground left, and her mother Carol Downing, foreground right, walk past demonstrators outside federal court in Boston, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. More than 20 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their family members are expected to address the court regarding the attack's impact on their lives before a judge formally sentences bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock, foreground left, and her mother Carol Downing, foreground right, walk past demonstrators outside federal court in Boston, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. More than 20 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their family members are expected to address the court regarding the attack's impact on their lives before a judge formally sentences bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police detain an unidentified man after removing a cleaver from his car parked in front of the federal court house in Boston, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for formal sentencing for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Police detain an unidentified man after removing a cleaver from his car parked in front of the federal court house in Boston, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for formal sentencing for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local):

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9:45 a.m. (EDT)

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has entered the courtroom ahead of a hearing where he will formally be sentenced to death.

The 21-year-old Tsarnaev wore a dark sports jacket with a collared shirt and no tie. His beard is fuller than the goatee he sported during the trial. He appeared impassive as he chatted with his lawyers.

The Boston police commissioner and the parents of the youngest bombing victim were also in the courtroom Wednesday.

Three people died and more than 260 others were injured when twin bombs exploded at the finish line of the 2013 marathon.

In May, a federal jury condemned Tsarnaev to die for the bombings.