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January 30, 2014

Unsurprisingly, AG Holder authorizes pursuit of death penalty against Boston bomber

I just received via e-mail this notice from DOJ, titled "Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Regarding the Case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev."  Here is the full text of the linked material:

Attorney General Eric Holder today released the following statement regarding the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:

“After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.”

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Interesting summer research project for law student.

Rate accused murderers from longstanding files for youth and facial attractiveness, blind to verdicts.

Then count the outcomes.

Does sex appeal have an impact on verdicts?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 30, 2014 9:41:24 PM

He was asking for a death penalty when he did his killings. These kinds of crimes are different than the run of the mill killers we run across. There was no other motivating thing like robbing to get money. It was kill people because they were American.

Posted by: Liberty1st | Jan 30, 2014 10:37:47 PM

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how often the federal government uses the death penalty as leverage vs staying with it for the long haul?

Posted by: Erik M | Jan 30, 2014 10:48:26 PM

Vengeance is ours! Vengeance lives! Oh such a glorious day!!! What a masterful decision. Vengeance lives!!!

Posted by: Neanderthal | Jan 30, 2014 11:02:12 PM

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