Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death
Posted on: 2015-05-16 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
A US jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision. The federal jury chose death by lethal injection for Tsarnaev, 21, over its only other option: life in prison without possibility of release. Timeline of events in Boston Marathon bombing Just three of the 74 people sentenced to death in the United States for federal crimes since 1988 have been executed. The first was Timothy McVeigh, put to death in June 2001 for killing 168 people in his 1995 attack on the federal government office building in Oklahoma City. Other people convicted of attacks labeled as terrorist by the US government, including 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and shoe-bomber Richard Reid, drew life prison sentences. Source: TOI Note: For more updates on topics asked in CLAT, keep visiting CLAT Gurukul which is a knowledge sharing initiative of The Knowledge Tree, Patna's premier coaching institute for CLAT and for other law entrance exams like AILET, SET, LSAT etc.