As fate hangs in balance, Tsarnaev remains inscrutabl
Boston Globe - 04/21/2015
Daniel Medwed, a Northeastern law professor who specializes in criminal law, said Tsarnaev’s look in court could “cut both ways,” with some jurors seeing his dispassionate face as reflecting an ashamed and troubled soul, while others might see it as a sign of a remorseless killer.
A question that looms is whether Tsarnaev will take the stand to save his life. He apparently wants to live — the law requires that his lawyers carry out his wishes, so if the 21-year-old Cambridge high school graduate wanted to be sentenced to death, he could ask his lawyers to stand down. But his legal team is working to save his life.