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Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

May 15, 2015  | 

Photo: FBI
Photo: FBI

A jury of seven women and five men sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by execution, closing one of the most painful chapters in this city's history, reports USA Today.

Tsarnaev looked straight ahead, showing no emotion, as the sentence was read. Jurors wiped away tears as the judge thanked them for their service.

"Your service as jurors in this case has been the very antithesis of mob law," U.S District Judge George O'Toole, Jr. told the jury. "You can and you should be justly proud of your service in this case."

The judgment comes from the same jury who found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts related to the April 15, 2013, bomb attacks and four-day manhunt. The jury found him responsible for killing four people, seriously maiming 17 and injuring hundreds more.


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Ima Leprechaun @ 5/16/2015 10:23 PM

It was a good decision and will send an important message to other would be terrorists. It won't stop terrorism since most want to die anyway but it's a step in the right direction.

KevCopAz @ 5/17/2015 7:37 AM

justice be done, Too bad we had to waste so much $ on this trial. I read that he justified the act(s) and that were religiously ok since Americans were killing his people. The same people that he turned his back on, ran away from and took advantage of all that America gave him as a refugee. Rather then becoming productive and thanking us all, he turns on us like the evil person he is. This is an example of what happens when we allow "refugees" into out nation without proper vetting. Thanks INS, Libs and Pols you all have some blame in this tragedy. Sorry but his death is not enough for what he did. He should suffer in solitary confinement for some time thinking of his death, then executed. Too bad we can't execute him again and again, once for each life he took

Whalen @ 5/17/2015 9:33 PM

If this young man was a true Islamist and radical fundamentalist who preys on the weak predicated on his strong belief to destroy western civilization, then I'm sure in his heart he feels that the death penalty was justifiable. It is so tragic that evil finds its way to harm those who typically has nothing to do with why those folks are in angry in the first place. There's so many ways to draw the attention to yourself other than blowing up the helpless and the innocent...

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