The penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been convicted of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, will be opened on April 21, a court official said on Saturday.

Jurors will hear testimony from both sides as they decide whether to sentence Tsarnaev to death or life imprisonment for the April 15, 2013.

READ ALSO  Rep to empower 10,000 youths with entrepreneurial skills

Report say the attack by the marathon’s finish line had killed three people and injured over 260 bystanders.

READ ALSO  700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

On Wednesday, Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 charges, including 17 counts that carried the death penalty.

The two-week recess came after Tsarnaev’s defence team asked U.S. District Court Judge, George O’Toole, for “additional time to resolve outstanding logistical issues with a number of potential witnesses.’’

READ ALSO  50,000 youths in Daura LGA hold rally for Buhari

The jury will return to the court on Tuesday for brief instructions on scheduling and logistics. (dpa/NAN)


SHARE
AdAre you a One Minute Man? This Nafdac Approved Solution Would Help you Last 30mins+ with no side effects