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First Day In The Penalty Phase of Tsarnaev Trial06:48
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The penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins in this courtroom sketch. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
The penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins in this courtroom sketch. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
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A whole new phase of the trial began Tuesday for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

New opening statements, more witnesses and more testimony marked the first day of the penalty phase of the Marathon bombing trial. The outcome will determine what happens to Tsarnaev, after being found guilty on all 30 counts earlier this month, including 17 that carry the death penalty.

The jury must now weigh whether to give Tsarnaev a death sentence or life in prison, without parole. This phase of the trial is expected to last four weeks.

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Jack Lepiarz, reporter for WBUR. He tweets @Lepiarz.

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WBUR: Penalty Phase Opens In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

  • With enlarged photographs of the victims behind her, prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini said: “They were all beautiful, and they’re all now gone.” She described the killings as “unbearable, indescribable, inexcusable and senseless.”

This segment aired on April 22, 2015.

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