Tsarnaev trial didn’t stop Boston from celebrating its marathon
The Christian Science Monitor - 04/20/2015
After Mr. Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 charges against him relating to the bombings, a second phase will begin Tuesday, a phase focusing purely on one question: Whether he should be sentenced to death or to life in prison.
Survivors of the bombings, as well as family members of the youngest victim, Martin Richard, have asked that Tsarnaev be spared the death penalty, a view polls have repeatedly showed that a majority of Bostonians share.
“We’re not typified by a punitive nature” in Boston, Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, told USA Today. “We always see some sort of path to redemption.”