Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent crimes in April 2013, has been sentenced to death by a Massachusetts jury.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 15, 2015
The jury of seven women and five men, who condemned Tsarnaev for the multiple counts of crime, also decided his punishment.
On April 8, almost exactly two years after the bombing occurred, the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was found guilty of all 30 charges he faced. Seventeen of the counts made him eligible for the death penalty.
Assistant US Attorney Nadine Pellegrini told jurors that they will probably hear about Tsarnaev’s dysfunctional family life, and they will hear stories of him at school events, dances, and at camp, but she argued, “nothing will explain his cruelty and his indifference.”
“This is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, unconcerned, unrepentant, and unchanged,” she said, showing the jury a photo of the convicted bomber in his holding cell on July 10, 2013, the day of his arraignment. He is flipping his middle finger at the camera. “Without remorse, he remains untouched by the grief and the loss that he caused. And without assistance, he remains the unrepentant killer that he is.”
— Assistant US Attorney Nadine Pellegrini
Boston bomber shows finger to camera http://t.co/bkUJC7P83J
— CNN International (@cnni_headlines) April 23, 2015