Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty in the Boston Marathon bombings. He will face another trial which will determine whether he will face the death penalty.
The trial began March 4 and included weeks of graphic testimony that dragged the city through painful memories of the bombings and the four-day manhunt that followed. The jury received the case Tuesday and deliberated for a total of 11 hours.
Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses in an attempt to document Tsarnaev’s gradual radicalization into a full blown jihadist, and his planting of one of two pressure cooker bombs that exploded on Boylston Street. They argued that he was an equal partner with his brother, Tamerlan, in both the attack and the mayhem that followed.
Among the 30 criminal counts Tsarnaev faced was the murder of the three bombing victims — Richard Martin, 8, Lingzi Lu, 23, and Krystle Campbell, 29 — and of the MIT officer, Sean Collier, 26, even though prosecutors couldn’t prove which brother pulled the trigger.
By Susie Madrak — April 8, 2015