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In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, and defense attorney Judy Clarke are depicted watching evidence displayed on a monitor during his federal death penalty trial Monday, March 9, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 spectators. (AP)
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, and defense attorney Judy Clarke are depicted watching evidence displayed on a monitor during his federal death penalty trial Monday, March 9, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 spectators. (AP)
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The Boston's Globe Kevin Cullen, who's been covering the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, posed a provocative question in his most recent column:
"If the guilt phase of the trial was about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the penalty phase which will begin next week, is about us. Do we, or in this case the jury....serve justice and honor the memory of Tsarnaev's victims by killing him or by putting him in prison for the rest of his sorry life."
If the jury speaks for us, what should they decide on whether Tsarnaev should live or die?

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Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe Columnist. He tweets @GlobeCullen.

David Boeri, WBUR Senior Reporter. He tweets @davidboeri.

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