Bombing Victims Speak Out After Tsarnaev Verdict
A Boston jury says Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should die for his crimes. The jury in his trial made their decision after weighing the facts of the case. They had deliberated for 15 hours. Tsarnaev's official sentencing will happen later. During that hearing, his victims will have the chance to make impact statements, and Tsarnaev will have the opportunity to speak.
Many of those directly affected by the Boston Marathon bombing are speaking about Friday's death penalty verdict for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. First responder Michael Ward remarked that Tsarnaev wanted to go to hell, but he's going to get there sooner than he thought. Bombing victim Karen Brassard thanked the jury and said she and her family will be praying for them to heal from the entire ordeal.
It could take decades for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to finally receive a lethal injection. Boston criminal defense attorney Geoffrey Nathan says the appeal process could take 20 years or more. He adds that Tsarnaev could be put to death within two years if he waives the appeals process, but he's expressed a desire to live. (Metro Networks Inc.)