Transcript for Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors React to Guilty Verdict
Guilty on all thirty counts Boston Marathon bombers Joseph ours are -- at slumped in his seat in court as he learned he could now face the death penalty. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for more than eleven hours over two days coming back with an across the board conviction. Finding the 21 year old responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings that deaths of Lindsay Lou crystal Campbell and Martin Richard. As well with the violence that followed. Including the murder of MIT police officer Sean call you're. Survivors responding Jeff Bellman who lost both of his legs in the attack tweeting. Today's verdict will never replace the lives that were lost and so dramatically changed but it isn't relief. And one step closer to closure. I don't believe that there will ever be justice brought incidents no matter if he does get the death penalty. Wheeler heat remains in prison for the rest of his life. I do believe however that he should be held accountable for his actions. And I'm very thankful. For each of the jury members. A letter making him do that. The trial now moving into the sentencing phase the defense team led by attorney Judy Clarke who successfully fought to keep past clients including unabomber Ted Kaczynski off death row. Try to do the sabres are nigh of they knew he was going to be convicted the question for them is can we save his life. The only other possibility for start I have now is life in prison. If the defense can convince jurors that their claim that he was not a driven terrorist but rather a vulnerable teenager influenced by his older brother Tim Rolen. I think he is all end with the brother I don't think it's. Think that he was. Driven to the plane. And the judge says the sentencing phase will start early next week it's still unclear if his arm nine it will take the stand. Marcy Gonzales ABC news Boston.
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