Tsarnaev Guilty on All 30 Counts:

Boston (CNN)Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his face a blank, stood with his head bowed and his hands clasped as the guilty verdicts tolled one after another for what seemed like an eternity: Guilty of using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting. Guilty, guilty, guilty: The word was spoken 32 times.

Yes, the jury said, Tsarnaev caused the deaths of Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier. Yes, it was murder. And so, the word “yes” was spoken 63 times, each time making Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty.

From start to finish, it took 26 minutes for the jury to announce its verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing trial: Tsarnaev didn’t skate on a single charge. He now stands guilty of all 30 counts, 17 of which could send him to death row.

ABOUT TIME. Although I suppose I should be thankful it “only” took two years to convict this terrorist. It’s an improvement over the Nidal Hassan debacle, which took 4 years.  Seriously, what takes so long? We have tons of witnesses, graphic video, and saw it play out right in front of our eyes. I know there’s a vast mountain of legal procedures to get through, but WHY?

CNN has some hand-wringer named Ann O’Neill covering the trial, and her columns are excruciating. Check out this first paragraph from her latest entry: