The 21-year-old lapsed pothead and "Game of Thrones" fan was formally sentenced to die in court Wednesday, though a prolonged appeal process is likely.
Convicted Boston bomber is expected to be formally sentenced to death in a courtroom full of his victims and their families.
The 21-year-old and his elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev planted bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, which ultimately killed three people and injured as many 264.
Over the course of several days, 12 jurors will fill out a 24-page questionnaire that helps them determine whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lives or dies.
Reporters don't seem to be sure whether or not the convicted 21-year-old shed a single tear, but his life could depend on it.
The government is out to prove that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not just a pawn in his older brother's scheme but a terrorist who "was determined and destined to be America's worst nightmare."
A guilty verdict was always expected, but now jurors will have to decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed.
After closing arguments begin next week, we'll move on to the sentencing phase, and the Boston Marathon bombing trial's key moment.
Everyone knows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was one of the brothers behind the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, so why do we need to revisit the brutal facts of this case again?
An FBI agent's attempt to paint the defendant as a terrorist who tweeted about death and al Qaeda fell apart when it was revealed he didn't understand the slang the 21-year-old used online.
The defendant's lawyer opened things up by admitting her client did the deed, leaving jurors to puzzle over the "why" and whether he should go to jail for life or be executed.
The FBI delayed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's access to attorneys while they questioned him following his capture. That's illegal … unless it isn't.