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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

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A jury has reached a verdict in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev A jury has reached a verdict in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
BOSTON, Mass. -

The mother of one of the Boston Marathon bombing victims wiped tears from her face after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts against him.

Denise Richard's 8-year-old son, Martin, was one of the three people killed when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the marathon finish line in April 2013.

Her husband, Bill Richard, embraced one of the prosecutors after the jury left the courtroom.

Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction.

He folded his arms, fidgeted and looked down at the defense table as he listened to one guilty verdict after another.

In Russia, Tsarnaev's father told The Associated Press in recent days that he would have no comment.

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A jury has reached a verdict in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The verdict is expected to be announced shortly in U.S. District Court. Lawyers and survivors of the bombing are gathering in court.

The verdict was reached Wednesday afternoon after a little over 12 hours of deliberations over two days.

Tsarnaev's lawyers admitted he participated in the bombings, but said his now-dead older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 deadly attack.

The jury was asked to decide 30 charges against Tsarnaev, including using a weapon of mass destruction.

If the jury convicts Tsarnaev, it will move on to a second phase of the trial to decide whether he should receive the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.

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