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The Latest on the Boston Marathon bombing trial: Bomber sentenced to die for '13 terror attack

  • A group from "Veterans for Peace" picket outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse as inside jury deliberations continue in the penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Friday, May 15, 2015. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly 2013 attack. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    A group from "Veterans for Peace" picket outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse as inside jury deliberations continue in the penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Friday, May 15, 2015. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly 2013 attack. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

    FILE - This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (AP Photo/FBI, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Defense attorneys David Bruck, left, and Judy Clarke, right, walk back to the Moakley Federal Court Friday, May 15, 2015, in Boston, after the U.S. Attorney's office announced that there was a verdict in the penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly  attack in 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Defense attorneys David Bruck, left, and Judy Clarke, right, walk back to the Moakley Federal Court Friday, May 15, 2015, in Boston, after the U.S. Attorney's office announced that there was a verdict in the penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly attack in 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

3:30 p.m.

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 2013 terror attack.

The federal jury in Massachusetts reached the decision Friday after more than 14 hours of deliberations over three days.

The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal charges against him, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty.

The bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later.

The defense sought to save Tsarnaev's life by pinning most of the blame on his radicalized older brother.

But prosecutors portrayed Tsarnaev as an equal partner in the attack and so heartless he placed a bomb behind children, killing an 8-year-old boy.

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2:40 p.m.

The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has reached a verdict.

The jury reached a decision Friday in the penalty phase of the death penalty trial after 14 hours of deliberations.

Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal charges against him, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty.

The 2013 bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later.

The defense sought to save Tsarnaev's life by pinning most of the blame on his radicalized older brother.

Prosecutors portrayed Tsarnaev as an equal partner in the attack and so heartless he placed a bomb behind children, killing an 8-year-old boy.