The jury in the Boston Marathon Bombing case found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts, including being responsible for the deaths of those killed at the finish line and of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier and setting off bombs in Watertown.
The verdict was read at Boston Federal Court on Wednesday afternoon, and jury will now move on to the sentencing phase of the trial. Tsarnaev faces the death penalty for some of the counts.
Tsarnaev was found guilty of five counts of using of a weapon of mass destruction, for setting off the two pressure cooker bombs at the marathon and three pipe bombs during the shootout in Watertown. The jury also found that by setting off the bombs he caused the deaths of Campbell with the first bomb, and caused Richard’s and Lu’s death with the second bomb.
He was also found guilty of carrying a use and carrying of a Ruger 9 mm handgun, carjacking, interfering with commerce by threats of violence and malicious destruction of property. He was also charged with using the handgun during the shootout with Watertown Police.
The bombing and gun charges carried multiple counts.
Each of the two finish line bombings had counts for aiding and abetting, usie in a crime of violence, conspiracy to bomb a public place, bombing a public place and malicious destruction of property among others.
The gun charges also had counts for using it in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public place, using it in relation to a carjacking, malicious destruction of property and interference with commerce.
The penalty phase of the trial could start next week.