Daily Talker: Should Crime Victims Have A Say In Death Penalty?
If Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted, he could face the death penalty. That decision will be made by Attorney General Eric Holder, based in part on a recommendation from Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz. The Boston Herald reports federal prosecutors here are polling bombing victims on whether to seek capital punishment in the case.
The Attorney General changed death penalty protocol two years ago to include views of the victim’s families.
Should crime victims and their relatives have a say in this matter?