After 11 and a half hours of deliberation, the jury found Dzhokar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts on Wednesday for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. 17 of the 30 charges carry a sentence of the death penalty or life imprisonment.
It's been almost two years since the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing when two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed, and over 260 were injured.
The schedule for the next phase of Tsarnaev's sentencing is undetermined as of now, but it could be as early as next week. As soon as the verdict was announced, #BostonBombing and Tsarnaev's name began trending with various reactions.
CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted out the victims' names instead of Tsarnev's name as protest to that trending topic. He received many positive reactions for the sentiment.
Many more people also tweeted out the photos of the victims with messages of remembrance.
The hashtag, #BostonStrong trended with photos like this one, to say we're all Boston strong.
And then there were those who remembered Tsarnev on the cover of The Rolling Stone and messages for the publication who as of yet, has not tweeted about the trial.
But there were ultimately more messages to the media like this
For the families of the victims, many voiced this sentiment.
May the families of the #BostonBombing victims find peace & some degree of closure in today's just verdict.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) April 8, 2015
Survivor Heather Abbott released a statement of gratitude on Facebook. "Nothing can ever replace the lives that were lost or changed forever, but at least there is some relief in knowing that justice is served and responsibility will be taken," she wrote.
And Jeff Bauman, who lost two legs in the marathon, shared this official statement on Facebook, "Today's verdict will never replace the lives that were lost and so dramatically changed, but it is a relief, and one step closer to closure."
Official statement from Jeffrey: “Today’s verdict will never replace the lives that were lost and so dramatically changed, but it is a relief, and one step closer to closure.”Posted by Jeff Bauman -- Boston Strong, True Patriot and Hero on Wednesday, April 8, 2015
It is these amazing stories that we will remember in the face of this tragedy.