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Appeal process for Boston bomber could take years

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death but it could be many years before that actually happens.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore said there will be many appeals before he is executed.

He tweeted:

Jury took 14 hours to reach death penalty verdict

The jury in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took 14 hours of deliberations to reach their decision to sentence the 21-year-old to death by lethal injection.

Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal charges against him, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty.

Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts on April 15, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Dan Lampariello

The bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Tsarnaev killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later.

The defence sought to save Tsarnaev's life by pinning most of the blame on his radicalised older brother.

But prosecutors portrayed Tsarnaev as an equal partner in the attack and so heartless he placed a bomb behind children, killing an eight-year-old boy.

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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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Report: Boston clinic quarantined over potential Ebola case

A medical clinic near the US city of Boston was quarantined and a patient has been isolated outside the building because of his recent travel to West Africa, the Boston Globe reports.

The patient was reportedly also complaining of Ebola-like symptoms.

Joe Zanca of Braintree Fire Department is quoted as saying that "no one is leaving" the building.

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