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Attorney General: Tsarnaev death a 'fitting punishment'

In response to the sentencing to death of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the US Attorney General said: "The ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime."

Dzhokar Tsarnaev coldly and callously perpetrated a terrorist attack that injured hundreds of Americans and ultimately took the lives of three individuals: Krystle Marie Campbell, a 29-year-old native of Medford; Lingzi Lu, a 23-year-old Boston University graduate student from China; and Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy from Dorchester who was watching the marathon with his family just a few feet from the second bomb.

– US Attorney General Lorette E. Lynch

Boston bomber Tsarnaev faces death by lethal injection

Dzokhar Tsarnaev will be killed by lethal injection after being sentenced to the death penalty by a jury in Boston.

As ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports, Tsarnaev's brother Tamerlan was killed by police in a shootout shortly after the deadly attack on the city's marathon in 2013.

Tsarnaev was reported as emotionless in his seat as the verdict was read out.

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Friend of Boston Marathon bomber found guilty of lying

A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber has been found guilty of lying to US authorities in a terrorism investigation. Robel Phillipos, 21, was charged with lying about having visited suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260.

Robel Phillipos was found guilty. Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Phillipos and two friends removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from the suspected bomber's room. Phillipos, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was on trial for two criminal counts of lying to investigators, one for saying he did not remember the visit and one for denying it.

He later signed a written confession admitting to it, following an FBI interrogation.

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Verdict over accused Boston marathon bomber's friend

The US Department of Justice has said that the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of the college friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber, who was charged with lying to authorities in a terrorism investigation.

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Robel Phillipos, 21, was charged with lying about having visited suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260.

Boston Marathon bomber trial delayed until January

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if found guilty. Credit: FBI

A US judge has has overturned a bid by the man accused of the Boston Marathon bombings to move his trial out of the city where the atrocity took place.

However, US District Judge George O'Toole agreed to delay the start of the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by two months to January, pushing it back to after the US holiday season.

Keflezighi first US winner of Boston Marathon since 1983

US runner Meb Keflezighi has become the first North American winner of the Boston Marathon since 1983, with a time of 2:08:37.

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