The surviving brother in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing has been found guilty of multiple charges.
The terrorist actions of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan resulted in the deaths of three people while 260 were injured on April 15, 2013.
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan detonated two pressure cookers near the marathon's finish line downtown.
Federal prosecutor Aloke Chakravarty said planting the bomb near a group of children was “a cold, calculated terrorist act.”
A jury also heard that Tsarnaev made a “bloodthirsty” decision to punish America for its wars in Muslim countries, according to The Mirror.
The Chechen, who moved to the US as a child, was also found guilty of killing police officer Sean Collier during a shootout with police.
The guilty verdict means Tsarnaev is eligible for the death penalty. The same jury will decide that found him guilty will decide his fate. Sentencing begins on Monday.
Tsarnaev’s defence lawyers tried to convince the jury that he been coerced by his brother.
“For this destruction, suffering and profound loss, there is no excuse. No one is trying to make one. Planting bombs at the Boston Marathon one year and 51 weeks ago was a senseless act,” defence attorney Judy Clarke said in her closing statement.
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