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The verdict is in on the Boston bombing trial, leaving the jury to deliberate over whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should receive the death penalty or a life sentence for his role in the April 15, 2013, tragedy.

CNN reported:

The jury determined that he’s responsible for the April 2013 deaths of Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier.

Tsarnaev stood with his head bowed and his hands clasped as the verdicts were read.

So far, Tsarnaev has been found guilty of, among other things:

• Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, a charge that carries a possible penalty of death;

• Using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, and aiding and abetting, a charge that carries a possible penalty of death…

Read more.

Here’s a short list of Truthdig pieces on the subject, all of which you can read by clicking on the titles:

Bill Blum’s piece, “In Boston Bombing Trial, Winners and Losers Are Hard to Tell Apart.”

Leslie McGrath’s poem, “Shock Wave.”

Sonali Kolakhtar’s report, “Why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Trial Is About Our Humanity, Not His Guilt.”

And another piece by Bill Blum, “Should We Kill Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata


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