Latest on Boston bombing trial: Tsarnaev guilty on 30 counts
The mother of one of the Boston Marathon bombing victims wiped tears from her face after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts against him.
Denise Richard’s 8-year-old son, Martin, was one of the three people killed when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the marathon finish line in April 2013.
Her husband, Bill Richard, embraced one of the prosecutors after the jury left the courtroom.
Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction.
He folded his arms, fidgeted and looked down at the defense table as he listened to one guilty verdict after another.
In Russia, Tsarnaev’s father told The Associated Press in recent days that he would have no comment.
A jury has convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of all 30 counts he faced stemming from the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.
Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction. Of the 30 charges, 17 are punishable by death.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he participated in the bombings, but said his now-dead older brother was the driving force behind the deadly attack.
In the next phase of the trial, the jury will hear evidence on whether Tsarnaev should get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison.
Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.
A federal jury found Tsarnaev guilty Wednesday in the 2013 terror attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. He kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as the guilty verdicts were read.
The jury will now decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be sentenced to death or receive life in prison.
Tsarnaev’s conviction was widely expected, given his lawyer’s startling admission during opening statements that he took part in the bombing. But the lawyer also argued that Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, masterminded the attack and enlisted his then-19-year-old brother to help.
Prosecutors portrayed the brothers as full partners in a plan to retaliate against the U.S. for its wars in Muslim countries.