Marathon Bomber Sought Deal to Avoid Death Penalty
Prosecutors did not make a deal, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted at trial and sentenced to death for the 2013 bombing, which killed three people
Published Nov 21, 2018 at 5:07 PM | Updated at 5:07 PM PST on Nov 21, 2018
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wanted to plead guilty and help the prosecution in exchange for life imprisonment, court documents unsealed Wednesday reveal.
But prosecutors did not make a deal, and Tsarnaev was convicted at trial and sentenced to death for the 2013 bombing, which killed three people and injured hundreds.
According to a document released Wednesday, Tsarnaev "offered to provide certain kinds of cooperation and assistance, in the course of plea negotiations."
But the filing then says, "The government has consistently rejected Tsarnaev's conditional offers" NBC News reported.