Friday, May 15, 2015

Boston: Bomber sentenced to death

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Boston Marathon bombing trial: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death - latest coverage
[...] Boston jury announces Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die by lethal injection
By Raf Sanchez, and David Lawler, Washington 7:44PM BST 15 May 2015

21.05 (16.05)
 Marty Walsh, the mayor of Boston, has put out a muted statement in which he doesn't acknowledge that the verdict is death and certainly doesn't applaud it.

QuoteI hope this verdict provides a small amount of closure to the survivors, families, and all impacted by the violent and tragic events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon. We will forever remember and honor those who lost their lives and were affected by those senseless acts of violence on our City. Today, more than ever, we know that Boston is a City of hope, strength and resilience, that can overcome any challenge.


20.48 (15.48)
Loretta Lynch, the new US attorney general, is the first senior government official to applau[d] the news of the death penalty.

QuoteWe know all too well that no verdict can heal the souls of those who lost loved ones, nor the minds and bodies of those who suffered life-changing injuries from this cowardly attack. But the ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime and we hope that the completion of this prosecution will bring some measure of closure to the victims and their families. We thank the jurors for their service, the people of Boston for their vigilance, resilience and support and the law enforcement community in Boston and throughout the country for their important work.”


20.31 (15.31)
Tsarnaev shows no reaction as he learns that he has been sentenced to death....

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