Jurors reach decision in Boston Marathon bombing case

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, George O'Toole Jr.

BOSTON (KRON) — Jurors reach decision in penalty phase of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial on Friday.

The jury had deliberating whether Tsarnaev should be sentenced to die in the penalty phase. It took 14 hours of deliberations to reach a verdict.

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.

Stay with KRON 4 News for more on this developing story.


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