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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

The jury sentenced the suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on several of the possible 17 capital counts.

Jurors reached the decision Friday after 14 hours of deliberations over a three-day period. The 21-year-old suspect faced 30 charges, 17 of which carried the death penalty. The charges ranged from carjacking to use of a weapon of mass destruction. The 12 jurors only needed to unanimously agree for at least one of those counts for the decision to hold, The Globe explained.

The Associated Press reported that the case will likely go through years of appeals.

On April 15, 2013, twin bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon claimed three lives and wounded more than 260 people.

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