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Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Source: FBI via Bloomberg
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for helping set off two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three, wounding hundreds and laying bare the threat of homegrown terrorism in post 9-11 America.

While a lengthy appeal is likely, the sentence closes the door on a trial marked by wrenching victim testimony describing the horror of the 2013 assault, memories of the “sunny” boy Tsarnaev’s relatives said they knew long ago and his writings vowing to avenge the deaths of Muslims.