Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get the death penalty?

Dzhokhar TsarnaevThe Boston Marathon bomber was found guilty on all counts by a jury of his peers this week. Guilty, as CNN said,

of using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the marathon in April 2013. Tsarnaev’s defense lawyers admitted he was guilty all along, but they tried to shift blame onto his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in the aftermath when his brother — according to news reports — ran over him in a getaway vehicle.

Massachusetts doesn’t have the death penalty, but Tsarnaev was found guilty of federal crimes. I stole this off of Facebook, where my friend Stan posed the question.

(For what it’s worth, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says he shouldn’t get the death penalty.)

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    1. See, as uncomfortable as I am with what he and his brother did, I agree. There is no gradation.

  1. I too believe that the death penalty would be too GOOD for him.
    He should suffer in Jail for LIFE. Just my opinion !!

  2. Nah, no death penalty. What would be the point? HE wouldn’t learn a lesson from it, it would only inflame more fury among like-minded people, and it would set him up as a martyr for his “cause.” It certainly wouldn’t make most of us feel any better. Better to let him live a REALLY mundane life and sink under the waters of anonymity. Once he’s locked up we should never hear about his contemporary life again — we’ll hear about him and his brother as historical figures, but there should be no reports of “a day in the prison-life of….”

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