Official: Tsarnaev sentencing set for June

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In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 […]

BOSTON (WPRI) — The formal sentencing for convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set for June 24 at 9:30 a.m. in Boston, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts.

It has been nearly two weeks since Tsarnaev learned that a jury would impose the death penalty upon him.

The panel of 12 men and women found Tsarnaev guilty last month of placing a pressure cooker bomb at the finish line on April 15, 2013 – killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.

Officials said at least 20 victims of the attack have asked to speak at the sentencing hearing — Tsarnaev will also have the change to speak if he chooses.

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