At the end, it's comes down to a series of checkmarks and signatures. Here's the death penalty form in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, as released by the US Attorney's office in Massachusetts.

Twenty-four pages in all, and the jury is working on completing the form now.

Although Massachusetts law bans the death penalty, the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in federal court, which allows it.

Credit:

US Attorney’s Office — District of Massachusetts

Credit:

US Attorney’s Office — District of Massachusetts

Credit:

US Attorney’s Office — District of Massachusetts

Credit:

US Attorney’s Office — District of Massachusetts

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