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Prosecutors to begin fight for death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing
Prosecutors to begin fight for death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

Opening statements will began Tuesday in the final penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial, as prosecutors ask a federal court jury to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. His legal defense team will ask the jury to spare the life of the 21-year-old Russian immigrant by sentencing him to the only other option, life in prison with no parole. Earlier this month the jury of seven women and five men convicted Tsarnaev on all 30 counts, including 17 that carry the death penalty. Any decision by the jury for death must be agreed to by all 12 jurors, and this last phase in the trial comes after several victims and relatives of the dead have spoken out publicly,...

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