Tsarnaev Sentence: Death Penalty
A Boston jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the death penalty for his crimes.
In a federal courtroom today, the judge read through the various factors weighed by the jury to reach their decision.
They found that he lacked remorse and played a major role to plan and carry out the deadly attacks.
Few of the jurors felt Tsarnaev was under the influence of his radicalized older brother, who also carried out the attacks and died during the manhunt afterwards. (Metro Networks Inc.)
(AP) - The father of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has groaned on hearing that his son had been sentenced to death.
An Associated Press journalist was the first to tell Anzor Tsarnaev in the Dagestan region of Russia about Friday's verdict in Massachusetts.
He moaned deeply on hearing the news and hung up.
His elder son, Tamerlan, died in a shootout with police days after the April 15, 2013, bombing.