Monday 26 September 2016

Boston Marathon case final speeches

Published 06/04/2015 | 07:06

Police officers hunt the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, in April 2013 (AP)
Police officers hunt the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, in April 2013 (AP)

Prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have one last chance to make their case to the jury.

  • Go To

Closing arguments are scheduled for today in the first phase of Tsarnaev's death penalty trial.

Tsarnaev's lawyers have admitted he participated in the bombings but said his older brother was the mastermind behind the 2013 attack.

During its closing argument, the defence is expected to continue to focus on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's role.

Prosecutors are expected to remind the jury of the brutality of the attack, the three people who were killed and the others who were maimed.

If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted, the same jury will hear more evidence during a second phase of the trial to decide whether he receives the death penalty or life in prison.

Press Association

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News