Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Face The Death Penalty?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston MarathonOne week after the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction that killed three people and injured more than 200. A U.S. government source told CNN that the 19-year-old is still in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

The official CNN report states: In preliminary interviews with the Boston Marathon terrorist attack bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told law enforcement that no foreign terrorist groups were involved in the incident; there was an online component to their radicalization—through watching videos, not through online communication; and that older brother, Tamerlan (who was shot to death last week), was the driving force behind the planning and execution of the attacks.

If Dzhokhar is convicted, the Russian immigrant who became a U.S. citizen last year, could face the death penalty.

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