Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston marathon bomber found guilty

Many of the charges he's been found guilty of carry the death penalty and the jury in Massachusetts will now decide what sentence Tsarnaev will receive.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who was accused of co-masterminding the 2013 Boston marathon bombing with his older brother, has been found guilty of all 30 charges that he faced.

Many of the charges he's been found guilty of carry the death penalty and the jury in Massachusetts will now decide what sentence Tsarnaev will receive.

3 people were killed and more than 260 injured when the bombs exploded at the finish line in April 2013, and while his lawyers admitted he played a role in the attack, they've argued that his older brother was the driving force.

BBC reports that the guilty conviction was widely expected and Tsarnaev's legal team will push for him to be given a life-in-prison sentence instead of death in the next phase of the trial

play Tsarnaev's lawyers will try to get a life-in-prison rather than a death sentence in the next phase of the trial

Welcoming the guilty verdict, the governor of Massachusetts, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said:

"I hope today's verdict provides a small amount of closure".

Also the family of Officer Sean Collier, who was killed days after the attack, said:

 "While today's verdict can never bring Sean back, we are thankful that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be held accountable for the evil that he brought to so many families."

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