Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Legal Battle Is Far From Over
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, but this won’t be the last we hear of him.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | May 16, 2015
Although a jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, practically speaking, he could very well be getting life in prison. (Video via FBI)
Or something close to it. That's because it’s pretty rare for a federal death sentence to be carried out.
According to the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center, of the 74 federal inmates sentenced to death since the death penalty was reinstated in 1988, just three have been executed.