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(BOSTON) — A Boston jury has found Dzhkohar Tsarnaev guilty of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction in the Boston Marathon bombing case, which means Tsarnaev could face the death penalty.

The jury is announcing the verdicts for the rest of the 30 counts against Tsarnaev as of this report Wednesday afternoon.

Wearing a dark jacket over a blue shirt, Tsarnaev entered the courtroom and took his seat next to his attorney Judy Clarke.

Twin blasts near the finish line of the April 2013 Boston Marathon killed three people and injured some 260 others.

In a still image taken just before the explosion, Tsarnaev can be seen apparently dropping a backpack that prosecutors said contained a bomb in the middle of the crowd, just behind eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the blast. Tsarnaev also faced charges relating to the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier three days later.

From the outset of the trial, Tsarnaev’s attorneys had argued not that Tsarnaev was free from blame for the horrific allegations lodged against him, but that he was under the influence of his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev — a strategy that legal analysts told ABC News was not designed to win the trial, but to avoid the death penalty later in a penalty phase to follow.

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