Jury Finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty Of All Counts In Boston Marathon Bombings -- Death Penalty Next?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty

Apr. 8 2015, Published 2:43 p.m. ET

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A jury has found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty for his role in causing the deaths of three people and injuring another 260 more during the April 2013 Boston Marathon.

Tsarnaev faced 30 charges in the case, and 17 were serious enough to warrant the death penalty. He was convicted guilty of all of them.

The jury pool, consisting of five men and seven women, began deliberating on Tuesday, after lawyers made their closing remarks.

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The same group of citizens who convicted Tsarnaev will also decide if he should be put to death once the sentencing phase of the trial begins. A date for that has not been set.

As reported, the Boston Marathon bombing trial opened in early March with Tsarnaev's lawyer admitting to jurors that his client planted one of the bombs: "It was him," defense lawyer Judy Clarke said.

The defense unsuccessfully contended, however, that Tsarnaev was radicalized by his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed after his brother ran him over during a shootout with police.



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