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On Friday, May 15, a jury of seven women and five men after some 14 hours of deliberation decided to sentence Tsarnaev to death instead of life without parole.
Tsarnaev, who has been stoic throughout his trial took the news without reaction.
He will now become a martyr and a hero for his cause, which was to bring the spotlight of public attention to the vengeance Muslims hold against Americans for their slaughter of Muslims in the Middle East.
The sentence recommendation came after a Boston Globe poll showed that only 25 percent of Massachusetts residents and 15 percent of Boston residents favored the death penalty.
Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts when his trial ended on April 8.
His defense never argued whether Tsarnaev was guilty of the bombing, but that he would never have participated in the act had it not been for his radical older brother Tamerlain Tsarnaev, who was painted as the mastermind of the terrorist action. Tamerlain died in a gun battle with police who were trying to aprehend the two bombing suspects.
Both brothers were described by the prosecution as soldiers in the radical Jihadist Muslim movement. The bombing killed three and injured nearly three hundred, several suffering limb amputations.
Tsarnaev was also found guilty of the shooting death of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer in the days following the bombing.
His sentencing hearing is expected to take place soon at which time victims of the bombing will be allowed to speak directly to him and Tsarnaev himself will be given a chance to speak if he so chooses.