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Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial

In this courtroom sketch, prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini makes opening arguments during the first day of the penalty phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, seated at right, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Pellegrini displayed a photo to the jury of Tsarnaev extending his middle finger to a security camera taken in his jail cell three months after the attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

BOSTON (AP) — First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutors pulled out the photo they saved for last: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger to the security camera in his jail cell.

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Bombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate

Police flank an explosive ordnance disposal officer, second from left, as they patrol past the site of the first 2013 bombing site before the start of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

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