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Tsarnaev broke down as family said he was a gentle child who cried watching The Lion King

Five family members who took to the stand yesterday.

CONVICTED BOSTON MARATHON bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke down in court when his aunt testified.

Patimat Suleimanova sobbed as she answered a few basic questions about her 21-year-old nephew.

Boston Marathon Bombing Source: AP/Press Association Images

The BBC reports that she was one of five family members who took to the stand yesterday.

One cousin said that Tsarnaev was a gentle child and that he cried while watching The Lion King.


A jury is deciding if the 21-year-old should be sentenced to the death penalty.

His lawyers are arguing that his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was the driving force. He died days after the bombings during a shootout with police.

Read: Prosecutors use photo of Boston bomber giving the finger to push for death penalty>

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