He is credited for the second most brutal terrorist attack on American soil.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today has gotten his sentence through a jury and it is death.
Three years ago, he and his brother detonated bombs in Boston during the Boston marathon, injuring over 150 people, some of which lost body parts to the bombing, and killing four people which included kids.
Tsarnaev who looked emotionless and unperturbed during his trial will remain in custody and would be formally sentenced by the Judge at a later date.
The jury which comprised of seven women and five men took fourteen hours to reach their decision.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch had this to say about the sentence,
“Dzhokhar Tsarnaev coldly and callously perpetrated a terrorist attack that injured hundreds of Americans and ultimately took the lives of three individuals: Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old native of Medford; Lingzi Lu, a 23-year-old Boston University graduate student from China; and Martin Richard, a 8-year-old boy from Dorchester who was watching the marathon with his family just a few feet from the second bomb.
In the aftermath of the attack, Tsarnaev and his brother murdered Sean Collier, a 27-year-old patrol officer on the MIT campus, extinguishing a life dedicated to family and service.’
We know all too well that no verdict can heal the souls of those who lost loved ones, nor the minds and bodies of those who suffered life-changing injuries from this cowardly attack.
But the ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime and we hope that the completion of this prosecution will bring some measure of closure to the victims and their families.”