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Parents Of Marathon Victim Say Take Death Penalty Off Table

The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.

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Outside Federal Court in Boston / Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Second Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial To Begin April 21st

The jury that found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing will begin the penalty phase of the trial on April 21st.

A federal judge set the date today, noting that Tsarnaev's defense team had asked for additional time to resolve "logistical issues" with potential witnesses

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Mass. AG Says Tsarnaev Should Spend Rest Of His Life In Jail

Associated Press) - Attorney General Maura Healey says Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail.

Jurors in the federal trial began deliberating Tuesday

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Bishops Say Tsarnaev Should Not Receive Death Penalty

(Associated Press) - Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley and fellow Massachusetts Roman Catholic bishops say it would be against the church's teaching to apply the death penalty to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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UNKNOWN - APRIL 19: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 19, 2013, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is seen. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
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Seeking Death Penalty Appears Set In Boston Bombing Trial

Federal prosecutors have given no indication they're willing to make a deal with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Jury Selection Begins In Marathon Bombing Trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court Monday for the start of jury selection in his federal death penalty trial.

Potential jurors stared intently at Tsarnaev as he sat down at a table in the front of the jury assembly room

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Death Penalty Challenge Heard In ’01 Murders

Lawyers for a man who confessed to carjacking and killing two men in Massachusetts and killing a third man in New Hampshire have argued that the federal government should not force the death penalty on Massachusetts, a state that has rejected capital punishment

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Tsarnaev’s Lawyers Say Remark Didn’t Relate To Case

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a remark he made to his sister during a prison visit was meant to be funny and wasn't incriminating, as prosecutors have suggested

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Feds To Seek Death Penalty For Marathon Bombing Suspect

Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for the accused Boston Marathon bomber.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused, along with his brother, of setting off bombs that killed three people and injured hundreds more last April

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Decision in Tsarnaev Death Penalty Imminent

As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he's not a proponent of capital punishment

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