BOSTON (Reuters) – The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Friday reached a verdict on whether or not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted of the attack, should be sentenced to death or to life in prison, court officials said.
The decision, reached during the jury’s third day of deliberations, will be read out in court later on Friday.
, (Reuters) – The 1.5 million people expected to pack into Philadelphia this fall for Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States will fill the city’s hotels, motels and Patricia Hughey’s spare rooms.
Hughey and her husband are among the more than 1,000 Philadelphia-area households who have signed up to host visitors attending a September summit on families organized by the Roman Catholic church, which will come at the start of the week of Francis’ visit to the United States.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday began deliberating whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or to life in prison for the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264.
Federal prosecutors wrapped up their case by arguing that the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was a terrorist who wanted to punish America in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors and lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber are set to make their final arguments on Wednesday on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or to life in prison without possibility of release for the 2013 attack.
Following closing statements, the same jury that last month found the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001 will begin deliberations on Tsarnaev’s fate.
BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday rejected a claim by the Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers that they had not proven that the death of the attack’s youngest victim took a heavy enough toll on his family to influence a jury to sentence bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
The prosecution’s statement, in a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, comes a day before the two sides are to give their closing arguments. After those arguments, the same jury that found the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen guilty of killing three people in the April 15, 2013, attack begin deliberations on whether to sentence to Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection or to life in prison without possibility of release.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber on Monday wrapped up the case to spare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life with testimony from a Roman Catholic nun and death-penalty opponent who said Tsarnaev told her “no one deserves to suffer” as his victims had.
The same jury that last month found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three people and wounding 264 others in the April 15, 2013, attack, later this week will begin deliberating whether to sentence him to death by lethal injection or to life in prison without possibility of release.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The Boston Marathon bombing trial heads into its final days on Monday with defense attorneys set to wrap up their argument that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison, rather than death, for the murderous 2013 attack.
The federal jury last month found Tsarnaev guilty of killing three people and wounding 264 others with a pair of homemade bombs at the famed race’s crowded finish line. For the past three weeks, jurors have heard testimony from prosecution and defense witnesses.
By Scott Malone
BOSTON(Reuters) – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing, would spend most of his days alone in his cell if a U.S. jury decides to send him to prison instead of sentencing him to death, a penal expert testified on Thursday.
The same jury found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty last month of killing three people and injuring 264 others at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s brother, who decribed feeling a “rage of hatred,” frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.
Several of Tsarnaev’s relatives appeared in Boston federal court to testify at the second phase of his trial, where a jury will determine whether he is sentenced to death for killing three people and wounding 264 in the April 15, 2013, bombing attack on Boston’s best-attended sporting event.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A cousin of convicted Boston Marathon bomber recalled Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as being a “very kind” child, as she testified on Monday at his high-profile trial where defense lawyers are fighting to spare the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen’s life.
The cousin, Raisat Suleimanov, a nurse who was born in Dagestan and now lives outside Moscow, said through an interpreter that she traveled to Boston out of familial love.