Final Statements Made in Boston Bomber Trial

An eye for an eye is not who we are” was the plea from the defence attorneys of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as they made one final attempt to save him from death. Using Tsarnaev’s university nickname, defence attorney Judy Clarke said, "Even if you say that is who Jahar is that is not who we are.” With defence and prosecution final statements completed on Tuesday afternoon, 12 jurors now hold the 21-year-old bomber’s fate in their hands. Tsarnaev is the younger and only surviving of the two brothers who perpetrated the bomb attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon that left three dead and more than 260 injured. He was convicted in April on all 30 charges against him, including use of a weapon of mass destruction.



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