The Latest on Boston Marathon trial: Bomber had no reaction

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A group from “Veterans for Peace” picket outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse as inside jury deliberations continue in the penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Friday, May 15, 2015. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role […]

BOSTON (AP) – A brief timeline of events today at the Boston Marathon Bomber Trial:

3:35 p.m.

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has shown no reaction as a jury sentenced him to the death penalty for the 2013 terror attack.

His head was down slightly and his hands were folded in front of him as the death sentence was handed down Friday.

The defense asked that the jury be polled, and each confirmed that the verdict represented his or her decision.

The sentence came down exactly 25 months after the April 15, 2013, bombings.

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3:30 p.m.

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 2013 terror attack.

The federal jury in Massachusetts reached the decision Friday after more than 14 hours of deliberations over three days.

The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal charges against him, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty.

The bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later.

The defense sought to save Tsarnaev’s life by pinning most of the blame on his radicalized older brother.

But prosecutors portrayed Tsarnaev as an equal partner in the attack and so heartless he placed a bomb behind children, killing an 8-year-old boy.

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2:40 p.m.

The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reached a verdict.

The jury reached a decision Friday in the penalty phase of the death penalty trial after 14 hours of deliberations.

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

The 2013 bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later.

The defense sought to save Tsarnaev’s life by pinning most of the blame on his radicalized older brother.

Prosecutors portrayed Tsarnaev as an equal partner in the attack and so heartless he placed a bomb behind children, killing an 8-year-old boy.

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