Summary of convictions against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all counts Wednesday by a jury that will now decide whether he will be sentenced to death.

Jurors worked with a verdict form during deliberations of the 30 counts, 17 of which carried the death penalty. Read the verdict form.

Here is a summary of the convictions:


GUILTY Count 1: Conspiracy to use weapon of mass destruction.

Whether conspiracy charged in Count 1 resulted in at least 1 of 4 deaths alleged: 

  • Krystle Campbell-YES
  • Sean Collier-YES
  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 2: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pressure Cooker Bomb #1) on or about April 15, 2013 near 671 Boylston Street in Boston, and aiding and abetting.

YES: Count 2 resulted in death of Krystle Campbell.


GUILTY Count 3: Tsarnaev used or carried Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 during and in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction, and aiding and abetting.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 was discharged. 

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 was a destructive device.

YES: Tsarnaev, in course of using or carrying Pressure Cooker Bomb #1, caused or aided and abetted the death of Krystle Campbell, and the killing was a murder.


GUILTY Count 4: The use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pressure Cooker Bomb #2) on April 15, 2013 near 755 Boylston Street in Boston, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The use of Pressure Cooker Bomb #2 resulted in at least 1 of 2 deaths alleged, and the death was a murder:

  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 5: Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pressure Cooker Bomb #2) during and in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction as charged in Count 4.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #2 was discharged.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #2 was a destructive device.

Tsarnaev, in course of using or carrying Pressure Cooker Bomb #2, caused or aided and abetted 1 of 2 deaths alleged, and the killing was a murder:

  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 6: Conspiracy to bomb a place of public use.

YES: The conspiracy charged in Count 6 resulted in at least 1 of 4 deaths alleged:

  • Krystle Campbell-YES
  • Sean Collier-YES
  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 7: Bombing of a place of public use (Pressure Cooker Bomb #1) on April 15, 2013 near 671 Boylston, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The bombing near 671 Boylston Street resulted in death of Krystle Campbell. 


GUILTY Count 8: Tsarnaev used or carried Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 during and in relation to the bombing of a place of public use.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 was discharged.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 was a destructive device.

YES: Tsarnaev, in the course of committing the violation alleged Count 8, caused or aided and abetted the death of Krystle Campbell through the use of the firearm, and the killing was a murder.


GUILTY Count 9: Bombing of a place of public use (Pressure Cooker Bomb #2) on April 15, 2013 near 755 Boylston Street in Boston, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The bombing near 755 Boylston Street resulted in death of at least 1 of 2 people:

  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 10: Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pressure Cooker Bomb #2) during and in relation to the bombing of a place of public use as charged in Count 9.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb # was discharged.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #2 was a destructive device. 

YES: Tsarnaev, in the course of committing the violation alleged in Count 10, caused or aided and abetted the death of 1 of 2 people alleged, through the use of the firearm, and the killing was a murder:

  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 11: Conspiracy to maliciously destroy property.

YES: The conspiracy to maliciously destroy property resulted in at least 1 of 4 deaths alleged in Count 11:

  • Krystle Campbell-YES
  • Sean Collier-YES
  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 12: Malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive (Pressure Cooker Bomb #1) on April 15, 2013 near 671 Boylston Street, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The offense in Count 12 resulted in personal injury to at least one person.

YES: The offense in Count 12 resulted in the death of Krystle Campbell.


GUILTY Count 13: Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pressure Cooker Bomb #1) during and in relation to the malicious destruction of property charged in Count 12.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 was discharged.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #1 was a destructive device. 

YES: Tsarnaev, in the course of committing the violation alleged in Count 13, caused or aided or abetted the death of Krystle Campbell through the use of the firearm, and the killing was a murder.


GUILTY Count 14: Malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive (Pressure Cooker Bomb #2) on April 15, 2013 near 755 Boylston Street and aiding and abetting.

YES: The offense charged in Count 14 resulted in personal injury to at least one person. 

YES: The offense in Count 14 resulted in at least 1 of 2 deaths alleged in Count 14:

  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 15: Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pressure Cooker Bomb #2) during and in relation to the malicious destruction of property as charged in Count 14.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #2 was discharged.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb #2 was a destructive device. 

YES: Tsarnaev, in the course of committing the violation alleged in Count 15, caused or aided and abetted the death of 1 of 2 people and the killing was a murder:

  • Lingzi Lu-YES
  • Martin Richard-YES


GUILTY Count 16: On April 18, 2013, Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm during and in relation to the conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction charged in Count 1, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The firearm charged in Count 16 (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) was discharged. 

YES: Tsarnaev, in the course of the violation charged in Count 16, caused or aided and abetted the death of Officer Sean Collier, and the killing was a murder.


GUILTY Count 17: On April 18, 2013, Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during and in relation to the conspiracy to bomb a place of public use as charged in Count 6, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The firearm charged in Count 17 was discharged.

YES: Tsarnaev, in the course of committing the violation charged in Count 17, caused or aided or abetted death of Sean Collier, and the killing was a murder.


GUILTY Count 18: On April 18, 2013, Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during and in relation to the conspiracy to maliciously destroy property as charged in Count 11 and aiding and abetting.

YES: The firearm charged in Count 18 was discharged.

YES: Tsarnaev, in the course of committing the violation charged in Count 18, caused or aided and abetted the death of Sean Collier, and the killing was a murder.


GUILTY Count 19: Carjacking and aiding and abetting.

 YES: The offense charged in Count 19 resulted in serious bodily injury to Officer Richard Donohue.


GUILTY Count 20: On April 18, 2013, Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during and in relation to the carjacking charged in Count 19, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) charged in Count 20 was brandished.


GUILTY Count 21: Interference with commerce by threats or violence on or about April 18, 2013.


GUILTY Count 22: On April 18, 2013, Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during and in relation to the interference with commerce by threats and violence as charged in Count 21 and aiding and abetting.

YES: The firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) was brandished.


GUILTY Count 23: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pressure Cooker Bomb #3) on April 19, 2013 near Laurel Street & Dexter Avenue in Watertown, and aiding and abetting.


GUILTY Count 24 (a): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during and in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction as charged in Count 23.

GUILTY Count 24 (b): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pressure Cooker Bomb #3) during and in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction as charged in Count 23.

YES: the Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun was discharged.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb 3 was discharged.

YES: Pressure Cooker Bomb 3 was a destructive device.


GUILTY Count 25: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pipe Bomb #1) on April 19, 2013 near Laurel Street and Dexter Avenue in Watertown, and aiding and abetting.


GUILTY Count 26 (a): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during the use of a weapon of mass destruction as charged in Count 25, and aiding and abetting.

GUILTY Count 26 (b): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pipe Bomb #1) during the use of a weapon of mass destruction as charged in Count 25, and aiding and abetting.

YES: The Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun was discharged. 

YES: Pipe Bomb #1 was discharged. 

YES: Pipe Bomb #1 was a destructive device.


GUILTY Count 27: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pipe Bomb #2) on April 19, 2013 near Laurel Street and Dexter Avenue in Watertown, and aiding and abetting.


GUILTY Count 28 (a): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during or in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction as charged in Count 27, and aiding and abetting.

GUILTY Count 28 (b): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pipe Bomb #2) during or in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction as charged in Count 27, and aiding and abetting. 

YES: The Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun charged in Count 28 was discharged. 

YES: Pipe Bomb #2 charged in Count 28 was discharged. 

YES: Pipe Bomb #2 was a destructive device.


GUILTY Count 29: Use of a weapon of mass destruction (Pipe Bomb #3) on April 19, 2013 near Laurel Street and Dexter Avenue in Watertown, and aiding and abetting.


GUILTY Count 30 (a): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun) during and in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction, and aiding and abetting.

GUILTY Count 30 (b): Tsarnaev used or carried a firearm (Pipe Bomb #3) during and in relation to the use of a weapon of mass destruction, and aiding and abetting.

YES: Pipe Bomb #3 charged in Count 30 was brandished. 

YES: The Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun was discharged. 

YES: Pipe Bomb #3 was a destructive device.