The task before the Boston Marathon bombing jury is an immense one, no matter how much both legal teams tried to simplify their cases during Wednesday’s closing arguments.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are making a case for life in prison or the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in their closing arguments.
Jon says there’s a chance this jury may give this mass murderer what he so richly deserves.
WBZ Security Analyst Ed Davis does not think prison conditions will sway the jury.
Sister Helen Prejean spent just a few minutes on the stand on Monday.
The two sides will return on Wednesday to give closing arguments, after which the federal jury will decide whether Tsarnaev should get a death sentence or life in prison.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers are expected to rest their case in the sentencing phase Monday.
The man who once ran the federal death row finished his second day on the stand in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Thursday.
The attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want Sister Helen Prejean, the nun and anti-death penalty advocate made famous in the movie “Dead Man Walking,” to testify.
Elmirza Khozhugov, the former husband of Tsarnaev’s sister Ailina Tsarnaeva, testified on live video for the defense from the U.S. Embassy in Almaty.