After nearly 12 hours of deliberations the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has reached a verdict.
Even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys admitted his guilt at the beginning of the trial, toward the end it still took jury members longer than many here expected to reach a guilty verdict on all 30 charges.
Jury members had to decide if Tsarnaev was responsible for the same crimes the defense argued were carried out by his brother. The jury decided he did, and convicted him of, among other charges, use of a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, resulting in deaths; the deaths of three people near the Marathon finish line and an MIT police officer who was shot later during the week. The jury will now decide if the convicted bomber will live or die when the penalty phase begins on Monday.
The jury in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found the defendant guilty Wednesday. Now jurors will need to decide if he will live or die.
The penalty phase of this trial is something that Liz Norden has been looking forward to. She’s the mother of two sons in their 30s who both lost legs when a bomb set off by the Tsarnaev brothers exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line. Norden was asked by reporters her thoughts on the possibility of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, being sentenced top death.
“I think everybody knows my feeling," she said. "For me I want to see the death penalty.
A reporter asked her if she could live with that.
"I could," she said.
Jurors will reconvene in court on Monday to decide Tsarnaev’s fate.