Federal prosecutors will seek death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect

  • Article by: DENISE LAVOIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 30, 2014 - 5:29 PM

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, accusing him of betraying his adopted country by ruthlessly carrying out a terrorist attack calculated to cause maximum carnage.

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cks1950Jan. 30, 14 1:44 PM

Well, things must be slow right now, Holder has finally set his sights on someone who's actually alledged to have committed a crime. It's about time and good for him, maybe there's hope yet.(not)

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gemie1Jan. 30, 14 1:56 PM

What will his death accomplish?

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forpeopleJan. 30, 14 2:09 PM

Hummm, I wonder about this. Just as Oswald had CIA connections and some think he was set up as the JFK assassin, some think the brothers in Boston were CIA related also but did not actually place the bombs used. One wonders about all of this.

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thepointJan. 30, 14 2:16 PM

Much better to let these jihadists rot in prison. The death thing for them constitutes martyrdom. Although I expect he'll be a popular target in prison and his death sentence may be carried out by the population long before the appeals run out. What goes around comes around.

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ericgus55Jan. 30, 14 2:24 PM

Execution does nothing but create another 'martyr' for a cause and gives more attention to those who commit crimes for the purpose of seeking attention. Having offenders serve a life sentence in obscurity is a wiser choice in nearly every case.

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opernkiimerJan. 30, 14 2:27 PM

Erci Holder finally caught a perp! How's that Fast & Furious investigation coming anyhow?

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bwebsterJan. 30, 14 2:49 PM

What he did certainly warrants the death penalty. Why spend a nickel on him to sustain his life for decades to come? Martyrdom is a value/concept held by terrorists. Why would we care and why give this type of polluted thinking any credence? If he gets a life sentence, we will be assaulted with wild speculations from the 'conspiracy theorists' like 'forpeople' in the years ahead. And it will give our old 'Gov' Jessie another show or two. God help us!

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oisinJan. 30, 14 2:55 PM

Had he committed this murder in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yeman or Syria he would be beheaded. In public. And the wait wouldn't be even this long. But we don't want to emulate those wonderful countries, or do we?

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jpcooperJan. 30, 14 3:06 PM

gemie1" What will this death accomplish"

For 1, the US taxpayers will not have to support this person, food, water shelter, healthcae for the next 60 years!

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micheluttiJan. 30, 14 3:22 PM

Good. Then I hope we never see his face again. Are you listening Rolling Stone?

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