April 9, 2015: 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bomber of the Boston Marathon in 2013 has been found guilty of all 30 charges that he faced and many of which carry the death penalty on Wednesday.
When the bomb exploded 3 people were killed and more than 260 injured at the finish line in April 2013.His lawyers admitting his role in the attacks said that his older brother was the driving force.The blasts killed restaurant manager Krystle Campbell, 29, Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu, 23, and Richard.
His punishment will be decided by the jury in Massachusetts and legal team will push for him to be given a life-in-prison instead of death in the next phase of the trial.The guilty judgement was widely expected.
His chief lawyer, Judy Clarke, specializes in defending high-profile clients facing the death penalty.Boston is not known for its support of capital punishment though Tsarnaev’s defense team had repeatedly appealed for a change of venue.
In 1984, Massachusetts had eliminated the practice and has not implemented anyone since 1947. But Tsarnaev was sentence of federal, not state crimes.