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Death Penalty Sought in Boston Marathon Bombing Case

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, of Massachusetts, announced the decision Thursday.

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Patch File Photo
Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Patch File Photo
By John Waller

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has authorized federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced in a Thursday statement.

Tsarnaev, 20, is accused of carrying out the attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The brothers allegedly set off two bombs, which killed three people and injured dozens more. Days later, they allegedly killed MIT Police Officer Sean Collier in Cambridge and injured MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a gunfight with police.

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Shirley Dicktor January 31, 2014 at 03:51 PM
So Brian, how is this local to Laguna Niguel-Dana Point? Just because most of Patch has failed we're not interested in national junk here.
urkiddingme January 31, 2014 at 04:39 PM
JUST DO HIM ! Stop wasting the USA taxpayers money !
Edward Andrysiak January 31, 2014 at 05:10 PM
How about a big open field...two boxes...he is told one of them has a bomb...go pick one! (I lied, they are both bombs)
Herc January 31, 2014 at 06:28 PM
I say let the prisoners have ago for awhile, they could be his 40 virgins! Then hang him in the public square!
Ex Jolietian January 31, 2014 at 09:08 PM
If convicted.. I'm thinking a commode with a "pressure cooker bomb" in it would be fit punishment.
the duellist February 01, 2014 at 02:41 AM
the FBI was warned a few times about these guys by Russia's FSB. look for these same type of Saudi-funded Chechens to pull a few of these stunts at the Winter Games.
donald hinman February 01, 2014 at 06:56 AM
No man should die. I believe everyone should get a second chance. Say no to the death penalty.
donald hinman February 01, 2014 at 07:42 AM
These are human beings we are talking about.
Herc February 01, 2014 at 07:55 AM
Those human beings acted like animals, what happens to rabid dogs that attack?
Keeping whats mine February 01, 2014 at 09:50 AM
Sounds like a good plan. Only do it sllooowww.
macgeek February 01, 2014 at 10:21 AM
live on TV. free for all to see. this guy wants to see Allah, we should arrange it asap. don't wait years to do it... like our courts usually do. while draining the taxpayers money. in fact, lets use a bomb to do it so he knows how it feels.
donald hinman February 01, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Let him change, we can help him. Some people have no heart.
Proflow February 01, 2014 at 01:56 PM
These comments are similar to what the crowd probably sounded like who wanted Jesus to die on a cross. Judge not Christians; it is not your job.
Herc February 01, 2014 at 04:11 PM
I don't think Jesus went around blowing up people!
erie February 01, 2014 at 09:39 PM
ProflowFebruary 01, 2014 at 01:56 PM These comments are similar to what the crowd probably sounded like who wanted Jesus to die on a cross. Judge not Christians; it is not your job. Would you do something like that to another human? Myself I think the lord would forgive a Christian for killing trash like that man and his bro. on any giving sunday afternoon.
Mark Lofthouse February 01, 2014 at 10:28 PM
I could not agree more, except we should all remember that Massachusetts does not have a death penalty. Best they cN do by law is life in prison. Pretty sad. Connecticut needs to take a hard look at their recent vote to eliminate capital punishment.
Alek J Hidell February 02, 2014 at 04:14 AM
the only reason Chechnya and Dagestan haven't been given independence? Yep, you guessed it,.... They have oil....
donald hinman February 02, 2014 at 07:02 AM
I am a firm believer that an eye for an eye is not the way to treat people. The people that want to just throw this young man's life away make me sick. We are not the one's to be judging. Open your eyes people.
Keeping whats mine February 02, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Lets use this scum bag for cancer research. Then he will be doing something positive
steve forte February 02, 2014 at 08:22 AM
Mark, he is being tried on federal charges. Feds do have a death penalty. The question is , will a liberal mass jury impose it?
Herc February 02, 2014 at 02:29 PM
Donald, I'm all for letting him live with you and your family! Of course since he'll be living with you, you are responsible for all actions that are committed by this idiot! So are you a terrorist sympathizer, feeling America is a hateful country that needs to be brought down? Are you willing to go to jail for this man? Are you willing to have him live in your house, maybe rape your daughters? If you are a sympathizer I hope the NSA is monitoring you!
Ex Jolietian February 02, 2014 at 02:34 PM
I think Donald and Shantel should open a home for "Wayward Terrorists".... a halfway house.
donald hinman February 02, 2014 at 09:02 PM
Herc please go back to sleep. Now this young man is a rapist. Get a grip people. .
Herc February 02, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Can you guarantee he's not? What a cop out, can't debate the issue! Maybe you should wake up to reality with these Muslim!
Jerry February 03, 2014 at 07:36 AM
I've got 500 bucks that says it will never happen due the stupid liberal agenda.
donald hinman February 03, 2014 at 07:31 PM
I would let him live with me and my family sure. I would never close my door on someone in need.
Mark Lofthouse February 03, 2014 at 07:38 PM
Don, nice gesture, but never say never....Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Hitler come to mind.
Judi Mahoney February 04, 2014 at 05:03 AM
Gee whiz--another member of the peaceful religion on trial for murder? My goodness--what a surprise!!
Keeping whats mine February 04, 2014 at 06:27 AM
Don, you sound like a fool. Lets empty the jails of murderers and let them all live with you so we dont have to support them.
erie February 09, 2014 at 01:39 AM
macgeekFebruary 01, 2014 at 10:21 AM live on TV. free for all to see. this guy wants to see Allah, we should arrange it asap. don't wait years to do it... like our courts usually do. while draining the taxpayers money. in fact, lets use a bomb to do it so he knows how it feels. When I was around 23yr I saw them kill a guy live on TV smiling. Thats all it took for me to never ever think about hurting gods people! FACT

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