Day 26: Tsarnaev's Relatives Bring Him To Tears

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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.

All throughout this trial, a key question has been: Will the defense succeed in making Dzhokhar Tsarnaev into a sympathetic figure, and in doing so perhaps save his life? After months of sobering testimony, and virtually no sign of emotion or remorse from the defendant, that seemed like an impossible challenge. Boeri and Cullen discuss Day 26, in which that changed and Dzhokhar was moved to tears for the first time, by seeing and hearing the testimony of some of his relatives from Russia.


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