Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Global News

Watch above: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talks to CBS News about making a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

BOSTON – Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to press for Tsarnaev’s execution was widely expected. The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, and 17 of the 30 federal charges against him – including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill – carry the possibility of the death penalty.

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