Verdict reached in Boston Marathon bombing trial



    By Megan Black

    A jury in Boston has found 21-year-old Boston Marathon bomber Dzhkohar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts, including 17 that carry a possible death penalty. Almost two years ago, the bombings took lives of three people and severely injured at least 264. The bombings solidified the dangerous consequences of self-taught homegrown terrorism, as the worst attack on American soil since September 11th 2001. The trial began March 4th, with the first phase of Tsarnaev’s trial completed just two weeks shy of the bombing’s second anniversary on April 20th.

    The penalty phase to determine whether Tsarnaev will face execution is still to come. For now, those racing in the 119th Boston Marathon next week have been afforded some closure as the trial proceeds.