Death Penalty

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

Gov. Charlie Baker at opening day of West Roxbury's Little League, April 18, 2015. (Photo credit: Governor's Office)

Keller @ Large: New Poll Shows Huge Support For Charlie Baker

As Governor Charlie Baker passes the 100-day mark of his first term and moves to consolidate control over the MBTA, he has the force of public opinion at his back, according to a poll released Wednesday.

04/22/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in federal court, April 8, 2015. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Focus Shifts Back To Tsarnaev Trial After Boston Marathon

Following the 119th Boston Marathon, focus will shift back to the Tsarnaev trial as it progresses to the sentencing phase.

WBZ-TV–04/20/2015

Jane Richard with her father Bill, mother Denise and brothers Henry (middle) and Martin (right). (Photo courtesy: Richard Family Blog)

Could The Richard Family’s Death Sentence Views Save Tsarnaev’s Life?

History shows Bill and Denise Richard’s fears about the process dragging on are legitimate.

04/17/2015

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. (WBZ-TV)

Survivors, Officials React To Richard Family’s Death Penalty Stance

Boston Marathon bombing survivors, city and state officials responded after Martin Richard’s parents published an opinion piece saying they do not support the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

04/17/2015

Jurors in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial look closely at a pipe bomb entered as evidence. (Sketch credit Jane Rosenberg)

Tsarnaev Jury Back To Court To Review Penalty Phase Schedule

Jurors in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are set to return to court so the judge can review the schedule for the second phase.

04/13/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during trial. (Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Tsarnaev Death Penalty Phase To Begin Day After Boston Marathon

Testimony will begin on Tuesday, April 21, as jurors decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will receive life in prison or the death penalty.

04/10/2015

Professor Emeritus Edith Flynn of Northeastern University. (WBZ-TV)

Professor: Executing Tsarnaev Would Be Rallying Cry For Terrorists

A Northeastern University professor says executing Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev would be a rallying cry for terrorists.

04/09/2015

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Image Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Tsarnaev Defense Likely To Be ‘Markedly Different’ In Second Phase

WBZ legal analyst and Nixon Peabody LLP partner Gerry Leone breaks down what can be expected in the death penalty phase of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.

04/09/2015

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