Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death Penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts in April for 2013 terrorist attack at marathon finish line

Last Updated: June 24, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to the death penalty Friday for co-conspiring in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Each cable news network reported the news live Friday.  A jury found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts charged in April, making him eligible for the death penalty.

Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed during the manhunt following the attack, perpetrated the first successful terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 during the Boston Marathon in 2013.

The brothers set off explosions near the finish line, killing three and injuring over 200. It was one of the biggest media stories of 2013, as TV news networks covered the attack and manhunt wall-to-wall for weeks.

There was also a rush to report, as CNN’s John King had reported suspects had been arrested, but later had to make a retraction.