Tsarnaev found guilty of all charges in Boston Bombing case

Tsarnaev found guilty of all charges in Boston Bombing case

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges overnight in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that must now decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

Tsarnaev listened at the defense table after he was found guilty on all thirty counts against him, including conspiracy and deadly use of a weapon of mass destruction. Seventeen of those counts are punishable by death.

The Muslim immigrant of Chechen descent, who took US citizenship in 2012, now faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole when he is sentenced by the same jury after a later second phase of the trial.

Three people were killed and 264 others wounded, including 17 who lost limbs, in the twin blasts at the city’s marathon on April 15th, 2013.

Tsarnaev was arrested four days later, hiding and injured in a boat on which he had scrawled a bloody message justifying the attacks to avenge the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted that he planted one of the pressure-cooker bombs concealed in a backpack, but portrayed him as a feckless accomplice, bullied or manipulated into taking part by his more radical older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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