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The latest on Boston Marathon bombing trial: Death penalty foes rally, penalty phase to begin

A banner honoring those killed at the 2013 Boston Marathon, and in the immediate aftermath, is draped on the front of Boston Fire Department's Engine 33 and Ladder 15, in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Boston marked the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings with a subdued remembrance that included a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A banner honoring those killed at the 2013 Boston Marathon, and in the immediate aftermath, is draped on the front of Boston Fire Department's Engine 33 and Ladder 15, in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Boston marked the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings with a subdued remembrance that included a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

10:20 a.m.

About a dozen anti-death penalty protesters are demonstrating outside the federal courthouse as a jury gets ready to hear evidence on what punishment Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) should receive.

Tsarnaev's lawyers and a prosecutor met with Judge George O'Toole Jr. for nearly an hour Tuesday morning as the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial was about to begin.

Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 federal charges against him. The same jury will now hear evidence on whether he deserves life in prison or the death penalty.

Tsarnaev's lawyers say he doesn't deserve death because he was a 19-year-old under the influence of his domineering brother.

Prosecutors contend Tsarnaev deserves the ultimate punishment.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured in the 2013 bombings.