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Here's What Happens Next to Tsarnaev

He's now the 62nd person on federal death row

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection yesterday, making him the 62nd person on federal death row. But he won't be executed for years—maybe decades—as the appeals process runs its course. Here's the timeline:
  • Sentencing hearing: Judge George O'Toole Jr.
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Tsarnaev Victim: It's an 'Eye for an Eye'

Injured woman hopes decision finally brings closure

(Newser) - One of the reactions to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death penalty sentence in heavy circulation comes from Sydney Corcoran, who was severely injured in the attack and whose mother lost both her legs. Her tweet :
  • “My mother and I think that NOW he will go away and we will be
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Death Penalty for Tsarnaev

Verdict comes after 14 hours of deliberations in Boston Marathon bombing trial

(Newser) - Jurors have decided that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. The decision to give the 21-year-old the death penalty came after 14 hours of deliberations. The appeals process could drag on for years, however. The AP reports that Tsarnaev showed little reaction to the... More »

Tsarnaev's Fate in Jury's Hands

Attorneys spar in closing arguments of Boston Bomber's trial

(Newser) - Now Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate is up to the jury: either life in prison or the death sentence. Attorneys made their closing arguments today in the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial, with prosecutors focusing on the carnage he helped inflict and defense attorneys on his reported remorse, the Boston ... More »

Nun in Tsarnaev Trial: 'His Voice Had Pain in It'

Sister Helen Prejean testifies in Boston Marathon Bomber trial

(Newser) - A Roman Catholic nun grabbed the spotlight today in the sentencing phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's high-profile trial, the Boston Globe reports. "He said emphatically, 'No one deserves to suffer like they did,'" said Sister Helen Prejean about a visit with Tsarnaev. She... More »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Finally Cries

As his 64-year-old aunt briefly took the stand today

(Newser) - "Showed no emotion" was a phrase often repeated in media reports throughout the first phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. That changed today. The Boston Marathon bomber "appeared to break down" as his 64-year-old aunt took the stand, the Globe reports; she's one of five relatives... More »

Defense Lawyer: Boston Bomber Was a 'Good Kid'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led astray by volatile older brother Tamerlan: attorney

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury today to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. During the defense's opening statement of the penalty stage of Tsarnaev's trial, attorney... More »

Tsarnaev Family, Minus Mom, Arrives in US

Prosecution closes with video of dying boy

(Newser) - The family of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has arrived in Boston—and they may be called upon to help save his life. The defense in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bomber's trial begins on Monday and some of his relatives may testify, the Boston Globe reports. Tsarnaev has two... More »

Tsarnaev Defense Revisits His Middle Finger

Lawyer contends gesture wasn't as sinister as prosecution alleges

(Newser) - Jurors deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will live or die are suddenly being asked to pay a lot of attention to an image of him flipping the bird. Yesterday, prosecutors showed jurors the image, taken from video in his jail cell three months after the bombing, and cast it as the... More »

Tsarnaev Flips Off Camera in Photo Shown to Jury

It was taken just 3 months after attack; prosecutors call him 'unrepentant'

(Newser) - Prosecutors opened the death-penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial in memorable fashion: with a photo of the bomber flipping off a security camera in his jail cell just a few months after the attack. (The photo hasn't been made public, though WBUR posted a sketch on Twitter here... More »

Tsarnaev's Fate to Be Decided: 5 Things to Know

The sentencing phase begins today in Boston

(Newser) - Today marks the start of the second phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial in federal court, in which a jury will determine whether he should be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole. What you need to know:
  1. How this
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Parents of Boston Boy: Don't Kill Tsarnaev

Martin Richard's family says it will only prolong their pain

(Newser) - Few know the devastation of the Boston Marathon bombings better than Bill and Denise Richard—their 8-year-old son, Martin, was killed and their daughter, Jane, lost a leg. In the Boston Globe today, however, the Richards make a plea that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be spared the death penalty . The Richards ask... More »

Tsarnaev Jurors Must Steer Clear of Boston Marathon

And all memorial events related to 2013 attack, judge says

(Newser) - Jurors in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must stay away from this year's marathon and any events related to the anniversary of the 2013 attack, a judge warned today. Judge George O'Toole Jr. called jurors in to court to give them the... More »

Don't Execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Why some think the death penalty is misguided in this case

(Newser) - If jurors agree that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves the death penalty when the sentencing phase of his trial begins next week , he shouldn't hold out hope of a reprieve from the governor. Charlie Baker supports execution in this case, reports MassLive . "To this day, I continue to be amazed... More »

Tsarnaev Guilty on All Counts, Faces Death Penalty

Next phase of trial begins next week

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts he faced for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing , including 17 that make him eligible for the death penalty, the AP reports. A US District Court jury in Boston returned the verdict after about 11 hours of... More »

Attorney: Boston Bombing Was Not 'Twist of Fate'

Prosecutor makes closing argument in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial

(Newser) - As he planted a backpack containing a bomb just feet from a group of children, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a cold-hearted decision aimed at spreading terror and punishing America for its wars in Muslim countries, a federal prosecutor told jurors today during closing arguments in Tsarnaev's death penalty trial. "... More »

Harsh Boston Bombing Pics, Then Prosecution Rests

Medical examiner testifies how Martin Richard died at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial

(Newser) - Today, jurors wept. The prosecution has rested its case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but before doing so it had a medical examiner testify about how the Boston Marathon bombing literally tore apart its youngest victim. Dr. Henry Nields testified about what he saw on and in the 4-foot 5-inch body of... More »

Boston Marathon Hero-Cop Shot, 'Fighting for Life'

John Moynihan was shot 'point-blank' in face during a traffic stop

(Newser) - In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Officer John Moynihan helped save a life. Now he's fighting for his own after being shot "point-blank right in the face," says Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. Police say a traffic stop in Roxbury spiraled darkly on Friday night:... More »

Jurors See Tsarnaev's Bloodstained Boat Message

Killing civilians is allowed, he wrote

(Newser) - The message that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled inside a boa t as he hid from police was presented to jurors yesterday—complete with bloodstains and bullet holes. A Boston police officer testified that he saw the message as he searched the boat in a backyard in the suburb of Watertown for... More »

Survivor's Letter to Tsarnaev: You Don't Scare Me Anymore

Rebekah Gregory says looking him in the face in court helped

(Newser) - Rebekah Gregory lost a leg after the Boston Marathon bombing and faced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court yesterday as she testified about her ordeal. In an open letter to him she posted to Facebook afterward, Gregory says it was both painful and cathartic. "I looked at you right in the... More »

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