Penalty Phase of Tsarnaev Trial to Begin Day After Boston Marathon

A courtroom sketch shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his defense team as the verdict is read. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jane Flavell Collins/Reuters)
A courtroom sketch shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his defense team as the verdict is read. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jane Flavell Collins/Reuters)

The penalty phase in the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin Tuesday, April 21, the day after the 2015 Boston Marathon, the United States District Attorney’s Office announced.

During the penalty phase, the same jury that found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts against him on Wednesday will determine whether he will be sentenced to death or to live out the rest of his life in prison.

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SOURCE: Boston.com, Hannah Sparks

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