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.