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.

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

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.’’

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