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Feds May Choose Not to Pursue Death in Boston Bomber Case

December 02, 2013  | 

Attorney General Eric Holder is set to decide whether to pursue the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the decision may not be as easy as some people think.

There is little argument about the strength of the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 criminal counts in connection with the blasts that killed three and wounded more than 260 others. There are photographs of Tsarnaev allegedly planting explosives at the site of one of the bombings. Yet the government's record in carrying out the death penalty is mixed at best, and there are conflicting views about whether the often-delayed penalty is an appropriate punishment if the 20-year-old defendant is convicted in the bombing case, USA Today reports.

Since the federal death penalty was reinstated in 1988, only three offenders have been executed and none in the past 10 years.

In the case of Tsarnaev, there are other potentially complicating factors at play for the federal government in Massachusetts, a state long opposed to the death penalty.

 

 


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Serpico @ 12/2/2013 3:55 PM

I don't see Eric Withholder doing anything about border agent Brian Terry's Illegal Alien killer! He let Terry's killer free. Now he's letting Tsarnaev treated with kid gloves. But as usual if you're a US citizen you're treated like a Third Class Citizen. But if you're an Illegal Alien, or a Non Citizen. It's Free Reign to harm US citizens, and the Ruling Class OC Cartels in DC. Let them do it! LEO's who have fears of Fascism. Don't speak out for now! When evil intentions are known, like shooting US Citizens and Marshal Law. Stay Silent, for now. Till you find like Minded people on The Force! Who respect Rule of Law and Bill of Rights and US Constitution! Citizens who are awake fear the Blue Helmets of the United Nations, acting like Nazis on US Soil. Don't join the SS. Ask questions. Don't be a puppet of a slave master!

[email protected] @ 12/2/2013 6:29 PM

What a shock! The muslim in the white houses butt-buddy won't go for the death penalty for a fellow muslim. This is BS. Time for Americans to take back our country and oust the pretenders. Blues, Stay Safe.

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