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Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev found guilty

After 16 days of testimony and 11 hours of deliberations, a jury has found Dzokhar Tsarnaev guilty in the deaths of three people and injuring 264 others.

The 21-year-old Russian immigrant was found guilty of all 30 counts against him in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He was also found guilty in the fatal shooting of police officer, 26-year-old Sean Collier, four days later.

The trial began in March after a two-month jury selection process.

While the lengthy verdict was being read, Tsarnaev looked down, fidgeting. The courtroom was packed with Boston Marathon survivors and members of 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the attack.

Seventeen of the charges against him carry the death penalty. It is now left us to the us District Court to decide if Tsarnaev will be sentenced to death or if he will be made to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Defense lawyers admitted that Tsarnaev was responsible for the April 15 bombing in 2013, but said that he did so due to influence of his older brother Tamerlan. Tamerlan, who was 26, died in a shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts.


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