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Boston Bomber Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty

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After listening to testimony from 63witnesse, a jury of 12 people gave convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, now 21, the death penalty on Friday. The jury, on Friday afternoon, decided the fate of the bomber after almost 15 hours of deliberations since Wednesday. The jury sentenced death to Tsarnaev on counts  4, 5, 9, 10, 14 and 15.
/ May 15, 2015
After listening to testimony from 63witnesse, a jury of 12 people gave convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, now 21, the death penalty on Friday. The jury, on Friday afternoon, decided the fate of the bomber after almost 15 hours of deliberations since Wednesday.

The jury sentenced death to Tsarnaev on counts  4, 5, 9, 10, 14 and 15.

Count 4: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (pressure cooker bomb #2) on or about April 15, 2013, in the vicinity of 755 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, and aiding and abetting, resulting in the deaths of Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard.

Count 5: Possession or use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, namely, use of a weapon of mass destruction as in Count Four … and in aiding and abetting, resulting in the deaths of Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard.

Count 9: Bombing of a place of public use (pressure cooker bomb #2) on or about April 15, 2013, in the 755 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, and aiding and abetting, resulting in the deaths of Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard.

Count 10: Possession or use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, namely, the bombing of a place of public use as in Count 9 … and aiding and abetting, resulting in the deaths of Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard.

Count 14: Malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive (pressure cooker bomb #2) on or about April 15, 2013, in the vicinity of 755 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, and aiding and abetting, resulting in the deaths of Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard.

Count 15: Possession or use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, namely, malicious destruction of property as in Count 14 … and aiding and abetting, resulting in the deaths of Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard.

The same jury in April had convicted Tsarnaev of all 30 counts brought against him. Tsarnev was found guilty in the deaths of Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu and 8-year-old Martin Richard during the bombings, and the death of police officer Sean Collier during a shootout after the bombings. Tsarnaev was portrayed as a heartless terrorist by the prosecution.

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Massport Fire Lt. Michael Ward said, “this is nothing to celebrate. This is justice.” Ward, on the day of the bombing, was off-duty, near the finish line, and when the bombs went off, he jumped in to save lives.

Williams Weinreb, the lead prosecutor in the Boston bombing trial said, “We feel privileged to have represented the U.S. In this case.”
 The ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime.
— Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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