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Tsarnaev Trial Final Verdict Slip Released

Tsarnaev, 21, was sentenced to death on Friday. His fate was decided by a 12-member jury after 14 hours of deliberations

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Art Lien

The final verdict slip in the penalty phase in the trial of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was released Monday morning.

Tsarnaev, 21, was sentenced to death on Friday. His fate was decided by a 12-member jury after 14 hours of deliberations.

Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded when two pressure-cooker bombs packed with shrapnel exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013.

The possible aggravating factors cited by the prosecution included cruelty of the crime, the killing of a child, the amount of carnage inflicted, and any lack of remorse. The possible mitigating factors included his age, the possible influence of his brother and his turbulent, dysfunctional family.

The jury agreed with the prosecution on 11 of the 12 aggravating factors they cited, including a lack of remorse. In weighing possible mitigating factors, only three of the 12 jurors found he acted under the influence of his brother.

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