Death Penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in U.S. District Court, December 18, 2014. (Sketch from Jane Rosenberg)

Seeking Death Penalty Appears Set In Boston Bombing Trial

The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.

01/18/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in U.S. District Court, July 10, 2013. (Sketch from Christine Cornell)

Prosecutors Oppose Moving Marathon Bombing Trial

Federal prosecutors are opposing a defense request to move the November trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Washington, D.C.

07/01/2014

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

Judge: Betrayal Of U.S. Not A Factor In Whether Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty

Prosecutors argue Tsarnaev deserves death, in part, because he betrayed his allegiance to the U.S. after it gave him and his Russian-born family asylum and citizenship.

06/18/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in U.S. District Court, July 10, 2013. (Sketch from Christine Cornell)

Defense: Tsarnaev Hospital Interviews Should Be Thrown Out

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want the death penalty removed as an option and want statements made after his arrest to be suppressed.

05/07/2014

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NH Senate Votes To Keep Death Penalty Law

New Hampshire’s Senate has voted to leave intact the state’s centuries-old death penalty.

04/17/2014

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

Boston Marathon Bombing Court Hearing Set For This Week

Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be in court this week for the first time since U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder authorized prosecutors to seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev.

02/09/2014

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

Keller @ Large: Better For Accused Boston Marathon Bomber To Rot In Prison?

While I won’t shed a tear if this creature is put to death, perhaps it is better that he rot in prison for a few decades, before he rots in hell.

01/31/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (FBI photo)

US Government To Seek Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

The US Government will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the US Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.

01/30/2014

Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured in Watertown. (Photo Credit: Boston Magazine)

Death Penalty Decision Due At End Of Week For Boston Marathon Bombings Suspect

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he will announce by Friday whether federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

01/29/2014

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