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U.S. to Seek Death Penalty for Surviving Boston Bomber

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photo: FBI.

Washington Post – The Justice Department announced Thursday that it would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old man whom prosecutors have accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 200 others.

“The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a short statement.

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