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Death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings relief to many in Boston

Death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings relief to many in Boston

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must pay with his life for the suffering he unleashed at the race finish line two years ago, a federal jury decided Friday, delivering a major victory to the government in the biggest U.S. terrorism prosecution of the post-Sept. 11 era. After 16 hours of deliberations over three days, the jury accepted the government call to impose the death penalty rather than life in prison without the possibility of parole, the only other option. The decision is likely to fuel the debate over whether capital punishment or life imprisonment is the harsher sentence for terrorists and religious extremists who frequently express a desire to die as a martyr....

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