Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the now 21-year-old who carried out the attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon, has been found guilty and convicted on all 30 charges he faced on Wednesday, April 8 — including conspiracy and deadly use of a weapon of mass destruction. The jury, who took almost 12 hours to reach a verdict, will now decide whether the former college student will face the death penalty.
While his verdict was being read, Tsarnaev kept his arms folded and looked down while he fidgeted with his hands, CNN reports.
Tsarnaev, who was 19 at the time of the attack, carried out the crime with his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan. Tamerlan was killed by FBI agents following a 36-hour manhunt which resulted in his death and the capture of Dzhokhar.
The two brothers created pressure cooker bombs that exploded near the April 15, 2013 marathon’s finish line, killing three spectators and wounding more than 260 other people, some of whom showed up to hear the verdict read on Wednesday.
Following the news, celebrities weighed in on Twitter. Read some of their reactions below:
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 8, 2015
.@jaketapper has the right idea today. Enough of tweeting pictures of the BostonBombing killer. Let's tweet pictures of those he murdered
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) April 8, 2015
RIP to the victims & I'm happy for the city of Boston to have at least some level of vindication
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) April 8, 2015
— Jerry Doyle (@jerrydoyle) April 8, 2015
Running the Boston marathon in memory of my late Uncle John and cousin Ali in 2002, was one of the greatest experiences of my life–I fell in love with Bostonians that day. I hope that the families of those killed and those injured in the bombing of 2013 feel some kind of justice today. #Bostonstrong
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