Boston Bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death

Boston Bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death (Image 1)
Boston Bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death (Image 1)

(AP) – The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reached a verdict.

The jury reached a decision to sentence Tsarnaev to death Friday in the penalty phase of the death penalty trial after 14 hours of deliberations.

Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal charges against him, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty.

The 2013 bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later.

The defense sought to save Tsarnaev’s life by pinning most of the blame on his radicalized older brother.

Prosecutors portrayed Tsarnaev as an equal partner in the attack and so heartless he placed a bomb behind children, killing an 8-year-old boy.

You can find the blank verdict form given to jurors here.

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