For the past several days, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been on trial in Boston for his alleged role in the Boston Marathon bombing.
He was tried on thirty counts.
During the last hour, the verdict on each count has come down.
Guilty on all counts.
Seventeen of those counts make him eligible for the death penalty.
Now the penalty phase begins.
The question is, will the jury--the same jury who found him guilty on all counts--decide that he should die for those crimes?
That is the next phase.
The penalty phase starts next week.
My gut says that he should get the death penalty . . . but if the jury gives him death, he may get what he wants, which is, martyrdom for his "cause".
I'm hoping the jury will take their time and not be pressured, either way.
Just my .04, adjusted for inflation.