The First Five: How Did Boston Stations Cover the Bombing Verdict?

By Kevin Eck 

After going wall-to-wall covering the guilty verdicts in the trial of Boston Bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev, Boston’s local stations followed a similar script during their 6:00 p.m. newscasts.

While all started with a recap of Tsarnaev’s guilty verdict on all 30 charges against him, each then went to a mixture of reaction from survivors and families of victims. NBC affiliate WHDH and ABC affiliate WCVB also looked at the toll the trial may have taken on the jurors and how they might handle the upcoming penalty phase.

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