A Boston jury has given Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death sentence, finding the lethal punishment “appropriate” for six of the 17 death-penalty-eligible counts, ABC News reports.
The seven women and five men of the jury found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts in the April 2013 bombing that stunned the nation and left three people dead, including an 8-year-old boy, and 260 injured. Three days after the bombing, Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, the other suspect in the bombing, killed Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier. Tamerlan was killed the following day in a shootout with police.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty during his trial, with his defense arguing that while he admitted to having a role in the blasts, he had been under the influence of his older brother.
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