Holder faces decision on whether to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing case

  • Article by: PETE YOST , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 29, 2014 - 4:20 PM

WASHINGTON — As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he's not a proponent of capital punishment.

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