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08th Apr 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty Of All 30 Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing

The decision was reached earlier today.

Cathy Donohue

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of bombing the 2013 Boston Marathon, has been found guilty of the 30 charges he faced.

Three people were killed and 264 injured when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the race in April 2013.

A police officer was shot dead in the days following the attack as Tsarnaev and his brother, who later died, attempted to flee.

30 of the charges Tsarnaev faced carried the death penalty and the same jury who found him guilty must now decide on his sentence.

The jurors must now decide whether he faces death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

His defence lawyers argued that he carried out the bombing but did so at the behest of his older brother Tamerlan, who died in a gunfight with police, days after the blast.

Martin Richard (8) restaurant manager Krystle Campbell (29) and Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu (23) were killed in the blast on April 15th and police officer Sean Collier died days later.