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  • Boston Marathon trial: Tsarnaev faces execution

    BBC News - 03/04/2015

    The death penalty was taken off the books for state cases in Massachusetts decades ago. But this is a federal case – with a personal angle.

    Most of those individuals who responded to a Boston Globe poll in July said they supported the decision to pursue the death penalty.

    “Some people say, ‘Well, he deserves it,” said Daniel Medwed, a professor at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.

    Even those who see themselves as liberals have begun to re-evaluate their beliefs.

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