Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Given Death Penalty US jury. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent crimes in April 2013.Three people were killed and 260 were injured when Tsarnaev, now 21, and his brother placed bombs at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.
Justice. In his own words, ‘an eye for an eye’,” said bombing victim Sydney Corcoran, who nearly bled to death and whose mother lost both legs.Tsarnaev could be sent to death row in Terre Haute, Indiana, but his final destination will not be known until after the judge formally sentences him in court.U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole thanked the defendant’s lawyers and added, “Mr. Tsarnaev has comported himself with propriety.”
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, 17 of which were eligible for the death penalty. On Friday, he was sentenced to death in some ‒ but not all ‒ of the capital charges.
The bombings were not a religious crime, Ortiz said, even though the bombers claimed to represent Islam. It was a political crime committed by a pair of adults who adopted an ideology of hate, she said. Mayor Martin Walsh, in a statement, thanked the jurors.