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June 24, 2015

Many bombing victims scheduled to speak at formal sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

This AP article, headlined "More than 30 victims to speak at Boston bomber's sentencing," provides a preview of a high-profile formal sentencing scheduled to take place today in Massachusetts federal court.  Here are excerpts:

More than 30 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their family members are expected to describe the attack's impact on their lives before a judge formally sentences bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.

In May, a federal jury condemned Tsarnaev to die for bombing the 2013 marathon with his brother. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when the brothers detonated two pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line. Under the federal death penalty law, Judge George O'Toole Jr. is required to impose the jury's sentence. Tsarnaev's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court.

Among those expected to speak are Rebekah Gregory, a Texas woman who lost a leg in the bombings, and Liz Norden, the mother of two Massachusetts men who each lost a leg. Tsarnaev, 21, also will be given a chance to speak if he chooses.

June 24, 2015 at 09:25 AM | Permalink

Comments

Is this group therapy or a trial?

The judge should stop the claptrap of the self evident pain and suffering.

This is a bad reality show, and shows the stupidity of the lawyer. This farce is costing $1000's an hour. I want to know the total cost to come to a foregone conclusion, except for its generating $millions in income for dozens of tax sucking parasite lawyers. This is tax payer fraud.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 25, 2015 1:09:04 AM

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