The Latest: Victim confronts bomber after sentencing

In this courtroom drawing, Judge Richard Berman sentences convicted bomber Ahmad Khan Rahim to multiple terms of life in prison, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in New York. Rahimi was sentenced for setting off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
In this courtroom drawing, defendant Ahmad Khan Rahimi is seated during his sentencing hearing in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Rahimi was sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison for setting off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block. At right is attorney Xavier Donaldson, Rahmin's attorney. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
In this courtroom drawing, attorney Xavier Donaldson addresses the court as his client, defendant Ahmad Khan Rahimi, listens at right, during Rahimi's sentencing hearing in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Rahimi was sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison for setting off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016, file photo, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, center, is led into court in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey, is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, by a federal judge in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
In this courtroom drawing, victim Pauline Nelson speaks to Ahmad Khan Rahimi during Rahimi's sentencing hearing in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Rahimi was sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison for setting off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
In this courtroom drawing, defendant Ahmad Khan Rahimi reads a statement to the judge during his sentencing hearing in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Rahimi was sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison for setting off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block. At right is attorney Xavier Donaldson, Rahmin's attorney. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

NEW YORK — The latest on the sentencing of a man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

A victim of a New York City bombing that injured 30 people confronted the bomber in court after he was sentenced to life in prison, telling him she's an immigrant too.

Pauline Nelson accepted Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman's invitation Tuesday for victims of the Sept. 17, 2016 attack to speak at the sentencing hearing for the Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi.

The Brooklyn resident was hospitalized after the car she was driving was rocked by the explosion. Standing several feet from Rahimi at his sentencing, Nelson, who's originally from Trinidad, scolded him for not apologizing to victims.

She looked him in the eye as she spoke and he stared back but said nothing.

Outside court, Nelson said it brought her relief to confront him.

She says she's still frightened whenever she hears a siren.

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2:20 p.m.

A man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey has been sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when one of his pressure cooker bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in 2016. That blast happened just hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

Asked to speak at his sentencing Tuesday, Rahimi said he doesn't "harbor hate for anyone."

Federal prosecutors say he has not shown remorse and has tried to radicalize fellow inmates.

A defense lawyer says Rahimi once aspired to be a police officer.

Rahimi is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan.

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This story corrects to show the location of the New Jersey pipe bombing explosion was in Seaside Park, not Seaside Heights.

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12:05 a.m.

A man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when one of his pressure cooker bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in 2016.

That blast happened just hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

Rahimi is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday by a federal judge in Manhattan.

Federal prosecutors say he has not shown remorse and has tried to radicalize fellow inmates.

A defense lawyer says Rahimi once aspired to be a police officer.

Rahimi was born in Afghanistan but was a naturalized U.S. citizen.

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This story corrects to show the location of the New Jersey pipe bombing explosion was in Seaside Park, not Seaside Heights.

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