By Meghan Berger
LOCAL NEWS EDITOR
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts in the Boston marathon bombing. Out of the 30 charges, 17 could send him to death row.
The jury, which consisted of seven women and five men, took 11 and a half hours of deliberation to reach its verdict. The trial included testimonies from victims of the bombing, and gruesome evidence from the scene of the bombing.
Following the reading of the verdict, Jeff Bauman, who lost is leg in the bombing stated, “Today’s verdict will never replace the lives that were lost and so dramatically changed, but it is a relief, and one step closer to closure.”
During the next stage of the trial, which will possibly begin early next week, the jury will decide whether or not Tsarnaev will be sent to death row. Tsarnaev’s attorney, Judy Clarke, is considered one of the nation’s most prominent experts in keeping clients off of death row. Clarke is the attorney who successfully fought for the life of Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber.
Going into the sentencing phase of the trial, the defense has asked the jurors to keep an open mind as they put on an aggressive case in an attempt to spare Tsarnaev’s life.