CNN reports that authorities announced on Thursday that they plan to seek the death penalty for Tsarnaev for his alleged role in the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that it was the “conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev were named as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured more that 250 other, in the days following the attack. The Tsarnaev brothers later had a shootout with law enforce officers that left Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the run.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was later captured, and now faces 30 charges including murder, using a weapon of mass destruction, and with malicious destruction of property resulting in death.
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