Tsarnaev Sentencing Hearing Is Set For June 24

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death on June 24, a judge announced Thursday.

A prosecutor had earlier told Judge George O’Toole Jr. that about 20 victims and relatives of victims have asked to speak at the sentencing hearing.

Tsarnaev will also be given the opportunity to speak.

In April, a jury convicted Tsarnaev on all charges stemming from the 2013 marathon attack. Two weeks ago, that same jury sentenced the now-21-year-old to death.

Death sentences are automatically appealed.

In setting the sentencing hearing, O'Toole also ordered that all post-trial motions are due by Aug. 17.

This article was originally published on May 28, 2015.


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