Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts
Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty by a federal jury for his role in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and is eligible for the death penalty.

Tsarnaev was accused of setting off a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013. He faced 30 charges in connection to the bombing and was found guilty of all 30. 

Seventeen of the counts Tsarnaev was found guilty of were capital and carry the possibility of the death penalty. He was found guilty of killing all three victims from the bombing, as well as killing MIT police officer Sean Collier while trying to leave the region.

The counts include conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, use of a weapon of mass destruction and aiding and abetting and bombing a place of public use.

According to the New York Times, the government called 92 witnesses since testimony began, while Tsarnaev's lawyers called only four witnesses. 

Tsarnaev was accused of carrying out the attack with his brother Tamerlan, who was killed during a shootout with police. Tsarnaev was arrested while hiding in a boat following a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

The trial, which was presided over by U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., began on Jan. 26. It now moves into the sentencing phase, which will be determined by the same jury. 

- Molly Geary

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