The Boston Bombing Trial Verdict: Dzhohkar Tsarnaev Found Guilty On All 30 Charges, 17 Of Which Call For The Death Penalty
What We Know So Far
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of all 30 charges for the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing — the worst domestic terrorism attack since 9/11, killing three people at the scene and injuring 260 others. A fourth person, a police officer, later died in a shootout.
A bombing survivor speaking on behalf of the victims said they were “obviously grateful for the outcome today.”
The trial now goes into the sentencing phase, where the jury could decide that Tsarnaev will be sentenced to die.
Tsarnaev was found guilty of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. He’s also been found guilty in the deaths of Krystle Campbell, Officer Sean Collier, Lingzi Liu, and Martin Richard.
Defense attorneys during the trial directly said “he did this” and “it was him.” Tsarnaev’s lawyers have been more focused on saving him from the death penalty, mainly by arguing he was under the influence of his older brother, Tamerlan, who died during the attacks.
A jury of 7 women and 5 men decided his fate.
U.S. vs Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the most high-profile federal terrorism trial in the United States since Timothy McVeigh was tried for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1997.