Boston Marathon: Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty

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Prosecutors in the case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will seek the death penalty, according to the Boston Globe.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan, who was killed in the manhunt that followed the devastating Boston Marathon bombings April 15, 2013, were found to be the only parties responsible for the terrorist act that killed three and injured 260.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was brutally injured in the manhunt that saw the whole of Boston and its surrounding area locked down as police hunted for the fugitives.  Tamerlan was killed during a shootout with authorities while the younger Tsarnaev brother was later found underneath a boat’s canopy in a quiet Boston neighborhood and rushed to hospital.  Shortly thereafter, the younger brother was fighting for his life, and when the FBI read the fugitive his Miranda rights, he stopped talking.

Prosecutors decided to pursue the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today.  The question of whether or not the younger Tsarnaev would face capital punishment for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings was one that had gripped the nation for months, virtually since the instant the bombs went off.

Story continues to develop.

Boston Globe

 

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