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Boston Marathon bomber likely to receive death penalty
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
The final decision was made by Attorney General Eric Holder, and announced today.
Prosecutors say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan, planted two pressure cooker bombs near the marathon finish line.
Three people died, and more than two hundred and 60 were wounded.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police.
Seventeen of 30 charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carry the possibility of the death penalty, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill.
The 20-year-old has pleaded not guilty.
No trial date has been set.