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?
- "The trial of Tsarnaev was never about guilt or innocence. It is about punishment. Specifically, it’s about whether he is put to death or put in prison for the rest of his natural life, because those are the only two options."
This segment aired on April 10, 2015.