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Tsarnaev Found Guilty in Boston Marathon Bombing

04-07-2015
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A federal jury has convited Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on all charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The 21-year-old now faces the death penalty for his actions.

Tsarnaev looked down as he listened to one guilty verdict after another on all 30 counts against him. Seventeen of those counts are punishable by death.

Tsarnaev's attorneys admitted he helped his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev  plant the two pressure-cooker bombs that exploded at the finish line. Three people died in the blasts and 260 others were injured.

Prosecutors say the brothers, both Muslims, did it to "punish America." They cited Tsarnaev's writings on the inside of the boat where he was captured, as well as jihadist material found on their computers.

The trial now moves into the penalty phase, which could begin as early as Monday. His defense attorneys portrayed Tsarnaev as a young man who was heavily influenced by his radicalized older brother.

Analysts say they are counting on sympathy from at least one juror to avoid the death penalty.

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