The jury has sentenced Dzhokhar A. Tsarnajev (21) to death for the terrorism against the Boston Marathon two years ago.
In April, the 21-year-old was found guilty on all 30 counts. A total of 17 charges were punishable by death.
The twelve jurors have debated whether the terrorist would be sentenced to death or life imprisonment. The jury spent 14 hours to reach the unanimous decision.
Dzhokhar Tsaranjev was sentenced to death.
The Associated Press writes that the 21-year-old showed few emotions on Friday morning when the verdict was read in the courtroom in Boston. He sat leaning forward and had folded hands.
- The strictest penalty is the appropriate punishment for this terrible crime, and we hope that this ruling gives victims and their families a form of closure, said United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, in a statement.
- We will always remember and honor those who lost their lives and were affected by these senseless acts of violence against our city, said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
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