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Case renews city's anguish

Dec 13, 2019 - Boston Herald

Nearly five years after Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death, he is once again causing anguish in our city -- the one he and his brother attacked on Marathon Monday in 2013.

Since he was sent off to Colorado's Supermax federal prison in the summer of 2015, we have, thankfully, heard very little about him. But this is a problem with the death penalty in this country: Now he's back for an appeal that's opening old wounds. And it's probably just the first of many.

The 26-year-old terrorist had his day in court. He received the stiffest punishment possible: lethal injection. Some of the victims and their families, including the family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, expressed that they didn't agree with the death penalty. Others said they couldn't wait for him to be gone from this e...