‘Boston bomber’ sentenced to death

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Boston: Dzhokhar Tsarnev, best known or infamous as the ‘Boston bomber’ was sentenced to death by a US jury on Friday for carrying out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world renowned race ‘ Boston Marathon’.

The federal jury chose death by lethal injection for Tsarnaev, 21, over its only other option: life in prison without possibility of release.

The same panel last month found the ethnic Chechen guilty of placing a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, as well as fatally shooting a policeman. The bombing was one of the highest-profile attacks on US soil since September 11, 2001.