Ever since the horrific Boston Bombing case that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, the world has anxiously waited to hear the charges against Dzhokhar.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, faces 30 federal charges for setting off the bombs on April 15 with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in a firefight with police. On Jan. 30, US Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. decided that the death penalty will be sought out.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Facing Death Penalty
“After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,” the Attorney General said in a statement.
Boston US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz released a statement as well:
“We support this decision and the trial team is prepared to move forward with the prosecution,” he added. “While I understand the public interest in this matter, we have rules that limit the release of information and the scope of public statements. The process by which this decision was made is confidential, and I will not comment further about that process other than to say that it entailed a careful and detailed consideration of the particular facts and circumstances of this case.”
The trial date has not yet been set.
There are photos of Dzhokhar planting the explosives at the scene, but many believe he may not get the death penalty solely based on that alone.
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— Emily Longeretta