Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Breaking: Boston Marathon Bomber Convicted

Kystle Campbell, Martin Richard and Lu Lingzi were killed in the bombing. Policeman Sean Collier would be killed in the ensuing manhunt.
Now I don't like killing innocent people. It is forbidden in Islam. 
--Part of the text written on the inside of a boat by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as he lay bleeding to near death, waiting for the police to close in.
The blasts by two "pressure-cooker" bombs set off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killed three people and inflicted horrific injuries on many more.

Today, almost two years later, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all thirty counts.

This wasn't a surprise, as the defendant's lawyer admitted his client had participated in the bombing. Rather, the strategy seemed to be aimed at avoiding the death penalty.

In the next few weeks we'll see if that worked.

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