Day 23: Tsarnaev Defense Promises 'No Martyrdom' In Life Sentence

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The Finish Line podcast is hosted by WBUR’s David Boeri and The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen, who share their insights and analysis in the federal death penalty trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

"We've now seen more pain, and more horror, and more grief in this courtroom than any of you would have thought possible." That’s how attorneys today for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opened as they began their defense in the sentencing phase of the trial against him. In Day 23, Boeri and Cullen discuss the defense's goal to shift the focus--from all that pain and horror--to putting Tsarnaev’s crimes into context and convincing just one juror that he should serve life in prison over death.


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