Jury Sentences Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
A federal court sat unphased as Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was read his sentence today, but will justice really ever be served?
It only took the jury of seven women and five men less than 14 hours to come to a decision after the group convicted 21-year-old Tsarnaev of 30 charges last month, 17 of which carry the death penalty.
Muslim terrorist Dzhokhar claimed that he had been brainwashed into setting off two pressure cooker bombs during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing more than 300 innocent bystanders and injuring hundreds more in the most horrific terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, but the jury wasn’t buying the excuse.
According to The New York Times, a jury of Tsarnaev’s peers sentenced him to death, the first time a federal jury has condemned a terrorist to death since the September 11 attacks, director of the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project Kevin McNally confirms.
“After all of the carnage and fear and terror that he has caused, the right decision is clear,” a federal prosecutor, Steven Mellin, said in his closing argument. “The only sentence that will do justice in this case is a sentence of death.”
Of course, with the expectancy of an appeal, the process of a death sentence typically takes years to be carried out, decades in certain states. More