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Tsarnaev Sentencing Verdict: Boston Bomber Gets the Death Penalty

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Karen Snyder, right, and Kathryn Vanwie react to the announcement of the death penalty verdict for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev outside the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse Friday, May 15, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

By    |   Friday, 15 May 2015 04:22 PM

The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentencing verdict was delivered Friday, in which the federal jury voted to put the man responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to death.

The New York Times described Tsarnaev as “stone-faced” in court while the sentencing was read after a 14-hour deliberation.

The jury determined the 21-year-old terrorist showed no remorse for the bombing — which killed three and injured more than 260 — and “rejected the defense argument that his older brother, Tamerlan, had brainwashed him into joining in the bombings,” The Times reported.

“After all of the carnage and fear and terror that he has caused, the right decision is clear,” The Times quoted federal prosecutor, Steven Mellin, from his closing argument. “The only sentence that will do justice in this case is a sentence of death.”

Despite that plea for death, some family members of those killed asked that Tsarnaev receive life in prison rather than the death penalty. Massachusetts has no death penalty, and The Times said polls found most people in the state preferred life imprisonment in the case, which many saw as a fate worse than death for Tsarnaev.

CNN’s Deborah Feyerick tweeted from the sentencing:



The Internet was flooded with comments from those in support of the sentencing, and those against the death penalty:







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The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentencing verdict was delivered Friday, in which the federal jury voted to put the man responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to death.
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