Author Topic: BREAKING NEWS>>>>FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO SEEK DEATH PENALTY FOR BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT  (Read 379 times)

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/30/prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-for-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect/

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect
Published January 30, 2014Associated Press

Federal prosecutors said Thursday they will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The final decision was made by Attorney General Eric Holder and was announced Thursday. The twin blasts in April killed three people and wounded more than 260 in one of the most prominent terrorist attacks in the U.S since 9/11.

Prosecutors allege that Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, ethnic Chechens from Russia who had lived in the Boston area for about a decade, planted two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police.

Seventeen of 30 charges against Tsarnaev carry the possibility of the death penalty, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill.

The 20-year-old Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty. No trial date has been set.

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This is surprising?  Even Obama knows he needs to throw some red meat to the audience every once in a while.

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This is surprising?  Even Obama knows he needs to throw some red meat to the audience every once in a while.
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:word: (much as it must have pained him).

He'll probably die of old age before the feds stick the needle in him.

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:word: (much as it must have pained him).


If this does come to fruition the left is going to be paging Susan Sarandon, Ed Asner and a host of others inorder to spare his life.

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The defense's strategy will be interesting. I wonder if he will claim he was unduly influenced by his big brother, and didn't grasp or intend killing people?

Or will they claim he didn't even do anything, mistaken identity?

This COULD be the type of case where NSA metadata is subpoenaed, and used as evidence. 
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The defense's strategy will be interesting. I wonder if he will claim he was unduly influenced by his big brother, and didn't grasp or intend killing people?

Influenced by his brother is the most likely line of defence. Pin the blame on the dead guy, they call it here. You see aspects of that coming out already - if you look at more recent articles on the Boston bombing, you'll see the older brother is always described as dominant.
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