After weeks of testimony and three days of deliberations, a federal jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection today. Last month, the 21-year-old was found guilty of 30 charges related to the bombing at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

The verdict will automatically be appealed to a higher federal court, according to, staring a process of appeals that will likely take years to resolve. If the sentence stands, Tsarnaev would be the first federal inmate to be executed since 2001, when Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was killed.

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