More than four months after the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began, a jury has sentenced him to death.
The jury reached its decision after about 14 and a half hours of deliberation over three days. The decision came after three weeks of testimony in the sentencing phase of the trial. Jurors went through a lengthy verdict form and process to reach their decision.
The jury already found Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 charges against him in April, after over a month of testimony in the guilt-or-innocence phase of the trial. Their deliberation in that phase lasted 11 hours.
The 12 jurors were seated after more than seven weeks of jury selection, which began on Jan. 5. A total of 1,373 prospective jurors completed questionnaires over three days. On Jan. 15, Judge George O'Toole began questioning the potential jurors.
After interviewing 256 jurors through voir dire, O'Toole found a pool of 75 qualified jurors from which he was able to seat a jury of 18 (including six alternates). The trial then began on March 4.
On April 6 after closing arguments, O'Toole named the six alternate jurors. Below you can find profiles of the 12 jurors who ultimately decided Tsarnaev's fate, as well as the alternates.
Note: The final juror numbers have not yet been released. The numbers below are those that were assigned during jury selection.
This article was originally published on March 03, 2015.