Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty of all 30 counts in Boston bombing

Staff Writer

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty for his role in setting off the bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

The jury in Massachusetts will now decide what sentence 21 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will receive. He was found guilty of all 30 charges, 17 of which could bring the death penalty.

The decision was reached on Wednesday (April 8), after the jury deliberated for just over 11 hours spread over two days and following 16 days of testimony.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when the bombs exploded on the city’s best-attended sporting event, as well as fatally shooting a police officer four days later.

Defense lawyers have admitted that Tsarnaev committed the crimes of which he stands accused, but said he did so at the bidding of his older brother Tamerlan, 26, who died following a gunfight with police in Watertown, Massachusetts.