Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts on March 23, 2015. Tsarnaev was heavily influenced by al Qaeda literature and lectures, some of which was found on his laptop, a counterterrorism expert testified at his trial on March 23, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston/Handout via Reuters

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, has been sentenced to death by lethal injection on Friday. Federal jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial sentenced Tsarnaev to death after deliberating the case over 14 hours in a span of three days. The 21-year-old suspect showed no reaction when the sentence was read, reports CBS Boston.

The sentence was announced exactly two years and one month after the bombings occurred on April 15, 2013, after all 12 Boston jurors voted to impose the death penalty on the bomber.

According to, Tsarnaev "will likely join 62 other inmates on the US government's death row at the Terre Haute prison in Indiana, where federal prisoners await execution."

Though justice was served, several of the victims of the 2013 bombing had spoken against executing Tsarnaev. Bill and Denise Richard, the parents of Martin, 8, the youngest person killed at the bombings, argued the following in a note they published on The Boston Globe titled "To end the anguish, drop the death penalty": "We know that the government has its reasons for seeking the death penalty, but the continued pursuit of that punishment could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."

Tsarnaev is accused of building and planting the bombs that went off on April 15 near the finish line of the Boston marathon. He and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now deceased, originally from Russia are believed to have planted the bombs out of protest for the involvement the U.S. has had in Muslim countries. The pair of brother are Chechen and emigrated to the U.S with their families as children. The Tsarnaev brother's parents moved back to Russia.

Tamerlan was killed in a standoff with police on April 19, 2013. Dzhokhar was able to escape. He will now face the death penalty by lethal injection.

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