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  • Rekha Basu: Anti-death penalty jurors unfairly being left out of Boston bombing case

    A disturbing sort of discrimination has emerged during jury selection in the feds' case against accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prospective jurors are being questioned by the judge on whether they could support a death sentence for the now 21-year-old Tsarnaev if they find him guilty. Those who say they could not support it are dismissed from consideration.
  • Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb

    Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb
    Cathleen O'Connell, the PBS documentarian, cut right to the core with her first question about the Leopold and Loeb case from 1924: "Why among all brutal murders was this one called 'crime of the century'?" O'Connell had a point when you consider 20th...

    Panic attacks, bad backs: Theater shooting brings out jury excuses, shows hardships of service

    One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. As thousands of jurors arrive at the...

    Tsarnaev lawyers defend use of juror quotes in third bid to move trial outside Massachusetts

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Friday they did nothing wrong by including excerpts from juror questionnaires in their third request to move the trial outside Massachusetts. In a court filing Thursday, Tsarnaev's...

    Simsbury Native Helps Research Boston Marathon Book

    Simsbury Native Helps Research Boston Marathon Book
    SIMSBURY — When Delia Brimmer first learned about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, she was in the middle of the ocean. Brimmer, a Simsbury native, was studying abroad as part of a "Semester at Sea" program, and said she was worried for her...