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Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for marathon attack


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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is to be executed for the terrorist bombing attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon that claimed three young lives, maimed 17 and injured hundreds, a 12-member jury ruled today.


The verdict against Tsarnaev, who'll turn 22 in July, was announced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr.'s courtroom clerk Paul Lyness. Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the verdict was read.


Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost a third of her left leg in the bombing, told the Herald she's "happy with the verdict."


"My heart goes out to everyone in the survivor community and to the victims' families," she added. "It's still all a lot to process."


Only three of the 12 jurors bought into the defense argument that Tsarnaev was influenced by his older brother Tamerlan. The jurors unanimously agreed that Tsarnaev showed no remorse and they unanimously voted to put him to death.


Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced by O'Toole this summer after survivors and loved ones of the victims have the opportunity to present impact statements.


Tsarnaev will also be afforded the chance to speak. He chose not to take the stand in his own defense during the trial -- a factor jurors were not allowed to consider or even discuss amongst themselves, per O'Toole's orders.


Tsarnaev is expected to remain incarcerated locally until after the sentencing, when he will be delivered to the USP Terre Haute prison in Indiana, where he will be the youngest person on federal death row.



Hell's a waitin'.

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May 16, 2015

U.S. attorney's bizarre statement on Tsarnaev death sentence

By Thomas Lifson

There is something very suspicious in the statement made by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, following the death sentence handed out by the jury that convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Blaze reports on it:


After a jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz spoke out about the case and Tsarnaev’s motive in the horrific crime at a press conference.


She first touted the criminal justice system, but quickly made it a point to emphasize that the Boston Marathon bombing, despite what Tsarnaev has claimed, was not a “religious crime.” Scissors-32x32.png


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Boston Marathon bombing survivors react after convict's death sentence overturned: ‘He needs to die’

“All this does is give him the attention he wants," one survivor wrote

Dom Calicchio

Aug. 1 2020

Some of the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing -- that left three people dead and hundreds more injured -- wasted little time Friday reacting to news that a federal appeals court had overturned convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence.

“He needs to die,” survivor Adrianne Haslet wrote on Instagram about Tsarnaev, who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2015.

Haslet, 40, a dancer who lost a leg in the attack, was one of 17 people left without at least one limb as a result of blasts set off by bombs that Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, planted as a crowd gathered near the finish line one of America’s most famous running events.

“The death penalty should be used in this particular case,” Haslet wrote. “This terrorist admitted in court he was guilty of crimes committed against our country. He confessed. … He is a threat to all of us and he needs to die.”


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