Daily Talker: Death Penalty For Tsarnaev?

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce by Friday whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tsarnaev is accused of planting two bombs with his brother near the finish line. Three people were killed and 260 were injured in last April’s bombing. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction.

Massachusetts hasn’t had a state death penalty law since 1984. History suggests it can be extremely difficult for federal prosecutors to win capital punishment cases in states that don’t have a capital punishment law of their own.

If you were Holder, how would you decide, and why? Share your comments below, and watch for them on WBZ News in the Morning from 4:30 to 7:00 am.


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