½ of the deadly duo responsible for the 2013 Boston bombing has been sentenced to death, ABC reports.
Friday, a jury consisting of seven women and five men determined that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 22, will be put to death by lethal injection.
Last month, Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 counts relating to the deadly bombing, which killed three people and wounded 260. Three days after the bombing, Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, killed MIT police officer Sean Collier. Tsarnaev’s brother was killed in a shootout with police the following day.
“We know all too well that no verdict can heal the souls of those who lost loved ones, nor the minds and bodies of those who suffered life-changing injuries from this cowardly attack,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. “But the ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime and we hope that the completion of this prosecution will bring some measure of closure to the victims and their families.”
The jury found that the death penalty was an “appropriate” sentence for six of the 17 death penalty eligible charges filed against Tsarnaev.