Thursday, January 30, 2014

U.S. Seeks The Death Penalty For The Marathon Bomber

U.S. Seeking Death Penalty in Marathon Bombing -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Thursday that it would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the man accused of killing and maiming people with homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line last year.

The decision sets in motion the highest-profile federal death penalty case since Timothy J. McVeigh was prosecuted and executed for the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

The decision, however, is not cast in stone. In nearly half of federal death penalty cases, prosecutors withdraw the threat of execution before trial, typically because of a plea deal, according to the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel.

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US to seek death penalty for Tsarnaev -- Boston Globe
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U.S. to seek death penalty in Boston bombing case -- Washington Post
US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber -- AFP
Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev -- CNN
Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect -- FOX News

My Comment: I expect a plea agreement that will result in Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev spending the rest of his life in jail.

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