Dzhokhar Tsarnaev verdict

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Boston Bombing accused Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Trial

from Jim Armstrong’s twitter feed:

Judge: avoid all news, all social media, no talking about this at all.
Judge: schedule for next phase is “undetermined”; it could be early next week he says. #Tsarnaev
Judge: Do not discuss this phase of the trial;
Judge reminds jurors that these verdicts trigger Phase 2 of this trial – the penalty phase.
That is it.
COUNT 30e. Was Pipe Bomb #3 a “destructive device”? YES
COUNT 30c. Was Pipe Bomb #3 brandished? yes COUNT 30d. Was the Ruger discharged? yes
COUNT 30b. “Use or carry” of firearm (Pipe Bomb #3) during Count 29. GUILTY
COUNT 30a: “Use or carry” of firearm (Ruger 9mm) during Count 29. GUILTY
COUNT 29: Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (Pipe Bomb #3) in Watertown. GUILTY
COUNT 28e. Was Pipe Bomb #2 a “destructive device”? YES
COUNT 28c. Was the Ruger discharged? yes COUNT 28d. Was Pipe Bomb #2 discharged? yes
COUNT 28b. “Use or carry” of firearm (Pipe Bomb #2) during Count 27. GUILTY
COUNT 28a: “Use or carry” of firearm (Ruger 9mm) during Count 27. GUILTY
COUNT 27: Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (Pipe Bomb #2) in Watertown. GUILTY
COUNT 26e. Was Pipe Bomb #1 a “destructive device”? YES
COUNT 26c. Was the Ruger discharged? yes COUNT 26d. Was Pipe Bomb #1 discharged? yes
COUNT 26b. “Use or carry” of firearm (Pipe Bomb #1) during Count 25. GUILTY
COUNT 26a: “Use or carry” of firearm (Ruger 9mm) during Count 25. GUILTY
COUNT 25: Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (Pipe Bomb #1) in Watertown. GUILTY
COUNT 24e. Was Pressure Cooker #3 a “destructive device”? YES
COUNT 24c. Was the Ruger discharged? yes
COUNT 24d. Was Pressure Cooker #3 discharged? yes
COUNT 24b. “Use or carry” of firearm (Pressure Cooker #3) during Count 23. GUILTY
COUNT 24a: “Use or carry” of firearm (Ruger 9mm) during Count 23. GUILTY
COUNT 23: Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (Pressure Cooker #3) in Watertown. GUILTY
COUNT 22a: Was the Ruger “brandished”? YES
COUNT 22: “Use and carry” of a firearm (Ruger 9mm) in relation to Interference with commerce (Count 21) GUILTY
COUNT 21: Interference with commerce by threats or violence GUILTY
Count 20a: Was the Ruger “brandished”? YES
COUNT 20: “Use and carry” of a firearm (Ruger 9mm handgun) in relation to carjacking (Count 19) GUILTY
COUNT 19: Carjacking, aiding and abetting GUILTY
COUNT 19a. Did Count 19 result in serious bodily injury to Officer Dic Donohue? yes
COUNT 18a: Was the Ruger discharged? yes
COUNT 18b: Did the use of the device cause the death of Officer Sean Collier? yes
COUNT 18: “Use and carry” of firearm (Ruger 9mm) in relation to conspiracy to maliciously destroy property (Count 11) GUILTY
COUNT 17a: Was the Ruger discharged? yes
COUNT 17b: Did the use of the device cause the death of Officer Sean Collier? yes
COUNT 17: “Use and carry” of a firearm (Ruger 9mm) in relation to conspiracy to bomb a public place (Count 6) GUILTY
COUNT 16a: Was the Ruger discharged? yes
COUNT 16b: Did the use of the device cause the death of Officer Sean Collier? yes
COUNT 16: “Use and carry” of firearm (Ruger 9mm) in relation to conspiracy to use a WMD (Count 1) GUILTY
COUNT 15c. Did the use of the device cause death of Lingzi Lu? yes
COUNT 15d. Did the use of the device cause death of Martin Richard? yes
COUNT 15a. Was the Pressure Cooker discharged? yes
COUNT 15b. Was the Pressure Cooker a “destructive device”? yes
COUNT 15: “Use and carry” of firearm (Pressure Cooker #2) in relation to malicious destruction of property (from Count 14). GUILTY
COUNT 14b. Did Count 14 result in death of Lingzi Lu? yes
COUNT 14c. Did Count 14 result in the death of Martin Richard? ys
COUNT 14: Malicious destruction of property (Pressure Cooker #2) GUILTY
COUNT 14a. Did Count 14 result in injury to at least 1 person? yes
COUNT 13c. Did the use of the device cause the death of Krystle Campbell? yes
COUNT 13a. Was the Pressure Cooker discharged? yes
COUNT 13b. Was the Pressure Cooker a “destructive device”? yes
COUNT 13: “Use and carry” of firearm (Pressure Cooker #1) in relation to malicious destruction of property? GUILTY
COUNT 12b. Did Count 12 result in the death of Krystle Campbell? yes
COUNT 12: Malicious destruction of property (Pressure Cooker #1) GUILTY
COUNT 12a. Did Count 12 result in injury to at least 1 person? YES
COUNT 11d: Did that conspiracy result in the death of Martin Richard? YES
COUNT 11b: Did that conspiracy result in the death of Sean Collier? yes
COUNT 11c. Did that conspiracy result in the death of Lingzi Lu? yes
COUNT 11: Conspiracy to maliciously destroy property. GUILTY
COUNT 11a: Did that conspiracy result in the death of Krystle Campbell? yes
COUNT 10c. Did the use of the device cause death of Lingzi Lu? yes
COUNT 10d. Did the use of the device cause death of Martin Richard? yes
COUNT 10a. Was the Pressure Cooker discharged? yes
COUNT 10b. Was the Pressure Cooker a “destructive device”? yes
COUNT 10a. Was the Pressure Cooker discharged? yes COUNT 10b. Was the Pressure Cooker a “destructive device”? yes
COUNT 10: “Use and carry” of a firearm (Pressure Cooker #2) during a crime of violence (from Count 9) GUILTY
COUNT 9b. Did Count 9 result in the death of Martin Richard? yes
COUNT 9: Bombing a place of public use (Pressure Cooker #2) GUILTY COUNT 9a. Did Count 9 result in the death of Lingzi Lu? yes
COUNT 8c. Did the use of the device cause the death of Krystle Campbell? yes
COUNT 8a. Was the Pressure Cooker discharged? yes COUNT 8b. Was the Pressure Cooker a “destructive device”? yes
COUNT 8: “Use and Carry” of firearm (Pressure Cooker #1) during crime of violence; weapon of mass destruction (from COUNT 7). GUILTY
COUNT 7a: Did Count 7 result in the death of Krystle Campbell?
COUNT 7: Bombing a place of public use, aiding and abetting (Pressure Cooker #1). GUILTY
COUNT 6c. Did that conspiracy result in the death of Lingzi Lu? yes COUNT 6d: Did that conspiracy result in death of Martin Richard? yes
COUNT 6a: Did that conspiracy result in death of Krystle Campbell? yes COUNT 6b: Did that conspiracy result in death of Sean Collier? yes
COUNT 6: Conspiracy to bomb a place of public use? GUILTY
COUNT 5c. Did the use of the device cause the death of Lingzi Lu? yes COUNT 5d. Did the use of the device cause death of Martin Richard? yes
COUNT 5a. Was the Pressure Cooker discharged? yes COUNT 5b. Was the Pressure Cooker a “destructive device”? yes
COUNT 5: “Use and Carry” of firearm (Pressure Cooker #2) during crime of violence; weapon of mass destruction. GUILTY
COUNT 4a. Did Count 4 result in the death of Lingzi Lu? yes COUNT 4b. Did Count 4 result in the death of Martin Richard? yes
COUNT 4: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pressure Cooker #2), and aiding and abetting? GUILTY
COUNT 3a. Was the Pressure Cooker discharged? yes COUNT 3b. Was the Pressure Cooker a “destructive device”? yes
COUNT 3: “Use and Carry” of firearm (Pressure Cooker #1) during crime of violence; weapon of mass destruction; (from COUNT 2) GUILTY
COUNT 2a. Did Count 2 result in the death of Krystle Campbell? YES
COUNT 2: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pressure Cooker #1), and aiding and abetting? GUILTY
COUNT 1c. Did conspiracy result in the death of Lingzi Lu? yes COUNT 1d. Did conspiracy result in the death of Martin Richard? yes
COUNT 1a. Did conspiracy result in the death of Krystle Campbell? yes COUNT 1b. Did conspiracy result in death of Officer Sean Collier? yes
COUNT 1: Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. GUILTY

UPDATE

June 24th, 2015 – before the sentencing, victims and their families (two dozen people) presented ‘impact statements’ again. US District Judge George O’Toole: “I sentence you to death by execution” “Whenever your name is mentioned, what will be remembered is the evil you did” (CNN) O’Toole orders the worldly possessions of Dzhokhar forfeited to the USA.

After two years of silence, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public statement.  full text below.

June 25th – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrived at the United States Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado.  The same facility as the Supermax prison, the “Alcatraz of the Rockies”, but a different prison according to (CNN).  The level of freedom Tsarnaev is granted is determined only by the Justice Department and the agencies that investigated and prosecuted him.  Only members of a prisoner’s legal team and immediate family are permitted to visit.  All personal conversations are monitored, but legal conversations and correspondence with attorneys are considered privileged and private.

Death sentences are automatically appealed, the multi-stage process often lasts more than a decade. Dzhokhar will be assigned a new trial team that will examine the work of his current lawyers. Tsarnaev is the youngest person on federal death row.

Tsarnaev would be transferred to Terre Haute, Indiana to be executed under the prevailing laws of Indiana.

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full text of Dzhokhar’s statement, as recorded in a court transcript.

Thank you, your Honor, for giving me an opportunity to speak. I would like to begin in the name of Allah, the exalted and glorious, the most gracious, the most merciful, “Allah” among the most beautiful names. Any act that does not begin in the name of God is separate from goodness.

This is the blessed month of Ramadan, and it is the month of mercy from Allah to his creation, a month to ask forgiveness of Allah and of his creation, a month to express gratitude to Allah and to his creation. It’s the month of reconciliation, a month of patience, a month during which hearts change. Indeed, a month of many blessings.

The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said if you have not thanked the people, you have not thanked God. So I would like to first thank my attorneys, those who sit at this table, the table behind me, and many more behind the scenes. They have done much good for me, for my family. They made my life the last two years very easy. I cherish their company. They’re lovely companions. I thank you.

I would like to thank those who took time out of their daily lives to come and testify on my behalf despite the pressure. I’d like to thank the jury for their service, and the Court. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said that if you do not — if you are not merciful to Allah’s creation, Allah will not be merciful to you, so I’d like to now apologize to the victims, to the survivors.

Immediately after the bombing, which I am guilty of — if there’s any lingering doubt about that, let there be no more. I did do it along with my brother — I learned of some of the victims. I learned their names, their faces, their age. And throughout this trial more of those victims were given names, more of those victims had faces, and they had burdened souls.

Now, all those who got up on that witness stand and that podium related to us — to me — I was listening — the suffering that was and the hardship that still is, with strength and with patience and with dignity. Now, Allah says in the Qur’an that no soul is burdened with more than it can bear, and you told us just how unbearable it was, how horrendous it was, this thing I put you through. And I know that you kept that much. I know that there isn’t enough time in the day for you to have related to us everything. I also wish that far more people had a chance to get up there, but I took them from you.

Now, I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done. Irreparable damage.

Now, I am a Muslim. My religion is Islam. The God I worship, besides whom there is no other God, is Allah. And I prayed for Allah to bestow his mercy upon the deceased, those affected in the bombing and their families. Allah says in the Qur’an that with every hardship there is relief. I pray for your relief, for your healing, for your well-being, for your strength.

I ask Allah to have mercy upon me and my brother and my family. I ask Allah to bestow his mercy upon those present here today. And Allah knows best those deserving of his mercy. And I ask Allah to have mercy upon the ummah of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Amin. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

Thank you.

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