After 11 hours of deliberations over two days, a federal jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The verdict was expected by most people, and now the case moves on to the sentencing phase. Seventeen of the 30 counts carry a possible penalty of death.
The defense will try to convince jurors to spare the 21-year-old’s life. Evidence of aggravating and mitigating factors will be taken into consideration and the jury will be asked to weigh all the evidence that makes the bombings especially heinous against details that could be considered in Tsarnaev’s favor, such his background and mental health history.
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