| May 28, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death on June 24.
U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. set the date on Thursday.
A jury determined earlier this month that Tsarnaev should get the death penalty in the 2013...
| May 24, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away.
It is difficult to imagine moral reasoning that would support the conclusion that an injustice will be done...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Three recent events provide an occasion to consider our use of capital punishment in the United States.
On May 27, Nebraska became the 19th state to abolish the death penalty.
This doesn't signal a philosophical move to the left as much as indicate...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Two friends of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sentenced Friday to terms ranging from three years to 42 months in prison for helping Tsarnaev and his older brother after the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more...
| May 13, 2015
| 2:01 PM
The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial completed its first day of deliberations Wednesday afternoon, seeking to find what the judge described as the “proper punishment” for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, after hearing prosecutors demand a death...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 3:50 PM
Federal prosecutors in the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev completed the penalty phase of their case Thursday by highlighting the stories of 17 amputees in urging the jury to sentence the 21-year-old Russian immigrant to death....
| Apr 22, 2015
| 5:58 PM
Defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday tried to downplay prosecution claims that their client had shown anger and defiance at the U.S. when he raised his middle finger at a surveillance camera, and said he...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 10:52 PM
Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are set to resume deliberations for a second day in the first phase of his federal death penalty trial.
The jury of seven women and five men began deliberations Tuesday on 30 federal...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 10:02 AM
Days before a jury is scheduled to begin deciding whether to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the parents of the youngest person to die in the Boston Marathon bombing urged federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table.
In a front-...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 3:51 PM
I don't believe that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should get the death penalty. Then he wouldn't be considered a martyr in the eyes of terrorist groups. He should be put in solitary confinement for life and have to think forever of what he did.
Judy McNab, Margate
| Apr 6, 2015
| 10:41 PM
Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are set to begin deliberations after prosecutors and his lawyers told them Tsarnaev must be held accountable for participating in the 2013 attack.
Deliberations are expected to begin...