Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Boston Marathon Bombing: Suspect Might Be Executed After He Was Found Guilty Of Bombing
A Federal Jury will have to decide if suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnae, will be executed after he was was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tsarnaev, who committed the crime with his brother, who was eventually killed in the man hunt that ensued after the terrorist attack, folded his arms, fidgeted and looked down at the defense table as he listened to one guilty verdict after another on all 30 counts against him, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction. And seventeen of those counts are punishable by death.
The jury took a day and a half to reach its verdict, which was practically a foregone conclusion, given his lawyer's startling admission during opening statements that Tsarnaev carried out the attack with his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan.
Twenty six year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev died four days after the bombings after he was shot by police and run over by Dzhokhar during a getaway attempt. Dzhokhar was captured hours later hiding in a dry-docked boat.
The verdict was announced in U.S. District Court in Boston. Lawyers and survivors of the bombing gathered in court beforehand.
Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Very sad
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