Feds Want Death for Tsarnaev

US will seek death penalty for alleged Boston bomber
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2014 1:39 PM CST
Feds Want Death for Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

The Justice Department will seek the death penalty in its case against alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Eric Holder announced today. "The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision," the attorney general said in a statement. The decision is not exactly a surprise, the AP observes; 17 of the 30 federal charges against the 20-year-old are potential capital offenses. (Read more Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stories.)

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