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Boston Mayor Suggests 'Torture' For Slay Suspects

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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is raising eyebrows for saying he would "slowly torture" three suspects accused of robbing and killing a pizza delivery driver.

The Boston Globe reports that Menino was talking to Emerson College students last week when he was asked about the death penalty for the suspects in the Sept. 2 stabbing death of 58-year-old Richel Nova.

According to a student recording, the Democratic mayor first explained why he thought the death penalty was unfair, before saying he would like to fight the suspects in a dark alley. He then said he would give them something "worse than the death penalty," and torture them.

Nova's two daughters once worked in the mayor's office.

Menino tells WBZ-AM that he regrets his comments and let his emotions get the best of him.

This program aired on September 23, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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