Death the long-awaited decision in the Boston Marathon bombings trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
So sayeth the jury on Friday, May 15, 2015, and so concludes the trial and its penalty phase for one of the worst terrorists attacks on American soil since 9/11.
Tsarnaev turns 22 this summer, and thus, once formally sentenced by the judge and transferred to the Terre Haute federal prison in Indiana, will be the youngest death row inmate in the nation.
But the massive marathon bombing he co-orchestrated and executed in 2013 with his deceased brother Tamerlan butchered some who were much younger than he is by far, in addition to maiming 17 other victims for life.
Tsarnaev was also found guilty of gunning down 27-year-old MIT officer Sean Collier, just days after the marathon massacre while attempting to flee the city and the armies of cops hunting for him.
The jury’s death sentence for the Boston Marathon bombings follows a months-long trial of gut-wrenching testimony and mountains of gory evidence, as well as painstaking deliberations in the sentencing phase.
That ultimatum, however, is likely to be appealed.