U.S. puts Death Penalty on the Table for Boston Bomber
The Justice Department will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man charged in the bombings of the 2013 Boston Marathon, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. Tsarnaev, 20, has been charged with using weapons of mass destruction (the twin bombs), killing four people including an 8-year-old, and injuring more than 250 people. Prosecutors are also charging him for "demonstrated lack of remorse." The next status conference is set for Feb. 12th. Mississippi does not have the death penalty for state crimes and it has only been sought there twice in the recent decades by federal cases.
By Jordan Moses
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