Death Penalty

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at a playground dedication on May 16. (WBZ-TV)

Walsh: Tsarnaev Will Take ‘Coward’s Way Out’ With Death Penalty Appeals

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he expects Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to appeal his death penalty sentence, delaying the process.

05/16/2015

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on Boylston Street during the 2013 Boston Marathon.  (Photo courtesy: Bob Leonard)

Boston Marathon Bomber Could Be First Terrorist Executed In US Since 9/11

The death sentence jurors imposed on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sets the stage for what could be the nation’s first execution of a terrorist in the post-9/11 era, though the case is likely to go through years of appeals.

05/16/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in federal court, May 15, 2015. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death For Marathon Bombings

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reached a verdict Friday afternoon.

05/15/2015

Ed Davis (WBZ-TV)

Ed Davis: Death Penalty Verdict A ‘Just Ending’ For Tsarnaev

Few people were as close to the Boston Marathon bombings as WBZ Security Analyst Ed Davis, the city’s former police commissioner.

05/15/2015

Federal prison in Terre Haute (WBZ-TV)

What’s Next For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The Federal Bureau of Prisons will decide where Tsarnaev goes next.

05/15/2015

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker addresses the decision to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. (WBZ-TV)

Officials Hope Tsarnaev Death Penalty Verdict Brings Closure

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and MIT Police Chief John DiFava reacted to the decision to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

05/15/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court on May 14, 2015 (Sketch credit Jane Rosenberg)

Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Asks Complicated Questions

About two hours into their day Thursday, they asked a complicated question about the legal concepts of “aiding and abetting” and “conspiracy.”

05/14/2015

Michael Addison.

New Hampshire High Court Upholds Cop Killer’s Death Sentence

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is upholding the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a Manchester police officer in 2006.

04/30/2015

Katherine Russell. (WBZ-TV file image)

Testimony In Marathon Bomber’s Trial Turns To Sister-In-Law

Testimony zeroing in on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s late brother’s wife raised questions about what she knew before the 2013 attacks.

04/28/2015

Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg

Boston Marathon Bomber’s Attorney: ‘There Is No Evening The Scales’

A lawyer for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury to spare his client’s life, saying there is no punishment that he can get that would be equal to the suffering of the victims.

04/27/2015

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