Friday, January 31, 2014

US Prosecutors Seek Execution of Boston Marathon Suspect

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to press for Tsarnaev’s execution was widely expected. The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, and 17 of the 30 federal charges against him - including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill - carry the possibility of the death penalty.

"The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision," Holder said in a statement.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty. A trial date has not been set. Full story here!

WGB: What are your thoughts readers? Death penalty or life in prison?

8 comments:

Lewis said...

If found guilty, death.

dishy said...

Death and quick

Bruce Strine said...

Don't give him the satisfaction of being a martyr.

Anonymous said...

Is it awful of me to say they should tie him to one of his bombs and blow it up?

Odie DenCO said...

Life, in the general population, in prison. Life expectancy should be less than one year.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Pup Draco said...

he deserves to sit in prison and think about what he did for the rest of his life

Jameson said...

Death by hanging.