It remains to be seen how quickly his execution will take place.
A federal jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for his part in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that left three people dead, and for the murder of an MIT police officer as he and his brother attempted their getaway.
Tsarnaev showed no emotion as he learned his fate and stood with his hands clasped in front of him, his head slightly bowed. He faces death by lethal injection.
“My mother and I think think that now he will go away and we will be able to move on,” said victtim Sydney Corcoran after the verdict. “Justice. In his own words, ‘an eye for an eye.'”
Corcoran nearly bled to death and her mother lost both legs.
The 21-year-old faced the death penalty or life in prison for his role in the April 15, 2013 attack in which two pressure-cooker bombs were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.