Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bombing

Overview


Mark Pearlstein, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Boston, conceded that a death conviction for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “will be a challenge for prosecutors.” Jury selection will be key, he said, because a single holdout among the 12-member panel could nix a death sentence, which must be unanimous. But, Mr. Pearlstein said in an interview, “there will be a very significant focus on the victims and the fact that they are truly innocents.” Read the full article