Boston Bomber Convicted
DzhokharTsarnaev, the terrorist responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing has been convicted of all counts on Wednesday. This 21 year is now awaiting for the sentence.
Even though Massachusetts doesn’t have the death penalty, the death penalty is now as serious possibility, as the decision was made to put Tsarnaev on trial in front of a Federal Court, still allowing this sentence in cases under federal jurisdiction.
Three people lost their lives, nad more than 260 were injured in the 2013 terrorist attack in Boston. Tsarnaev used two bombs, and detonated then in the finish line of the prestigious marathon race. This bombing was the worst terrorist action on United States of America soil since the famous attack on 9/11 2001. It is up to the jurors to decide whether the terrorist will pay for the crime with his life.
The reactions are mixed in Boston, as not all concur that the death penalty is the right choice for Tsarnaev. But the conviction is surely good news for the residents. One of the Bostonians, Armando DiCianno, who was very close to the bombs when they exploded, stated that he is “glad the verdict came out this way. It is a first step toward closure, honestly.” Still, there is some dilemma in this consultant’s mind as he is not sure about the death penalty. “”I have always been against the death penalty, but when something like this happens to you, your opinions change a little bit,” concluded DiCianno.
One of the survivors of the bombing, Karen Brassard welcomed the verdict, but like DiCianno wasn’t convinced that the death penalty would be the appropriate punishment for Tsarnaev, who was a student at Dartmouth at the time of the bombing. The opinions among the survivors differ on the subject. Massachusetts have abolished the death penalty in 1984.