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Guilty.
GUILTY

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted in federal court

By Matt Phillips

This story has been updated to note that Tsarnaev was found guilty on all counts.

After a little more than 11 hours of deliberations, a federal jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty in connection with the April 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon. He was convicted on all 30 counts against him, more than half of which potentially carry the death penalty.

The bombs killed three people and injured 260, leaving many with life-altering injuries. Some 17 people lost limbs in the attack.

As the New York Times reported, there was little doubt that Tsarnaev would be found guilty on some, if not all, of the counts. His lawyers had admitted that he was involved in the attacks, in which two pressure-cooker bombs detonated near the race’s finish line. But Tsarnaev’s defense, apparently in the hopes of avoiding a death-penalty sentence, had attempted to shift part of the responsibility to Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in hours after the attack.

The jury now moves to the next phase of the trial, in which it must decide whether Tsarnaev will receive the death penalty or life in prison.