Friday, May 15, 2015

Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death

A federal jury of seven women and five men, sitting in Boston, has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Tsarnaev was earlier found guilty on all 30 counts against him—including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and bombing of a public place. The April 15, 2013 bombings took the lives of three people—Krystle Marie Campbell, Lu LingziMartin William Richard—and injured hundreds more. In addition, MIT police officer Sean Collier was ambushed and murdered by Tsarnaev and his bother Tamerlan.