Dzhokhar Anzorovich "Jahar" Tsarnaev (born July 22, 1993) is an American citizen born in Kyrgyzstan who was convicted of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, together with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The bombings killed three people and injured approximately 280 others. At the time of the bombings, Tsarnaev was a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. On the evening of April 19, the heavily wounded Tsarnaev was found unarmed hiding in a boat on a trailer in Watertown just outside the police perimeter, arrested, and taken to a hospital. He was convicted on April 8, 2015 and sentenced to death on May 15, 2015. Tsarnaev was the subject of a cover story for an August 2013 issue of Rolling Stone entitled "The Bomber: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell into Radical Islam and Became a Monster." The magazine drew large amounts of criticism for the flattering photo of Tsarnaev used for the issue's cover. Boston Mayor Tom Menino wrote that the cover "rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment". Hours after this happened, many retailers that sold the magazine announced that they would no longer sell the issue. In December 2013, the Rolling Stone Tsarnaev cover was named the "Hottest Cover Of The Year" by Adweek magazine, with newsstand sales doubling from 60,000 to 120,000.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev