Nearly two years after a pair of pressure-cooker bombs were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds more, a federal jury has found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 charges stemming from the attack.
A single guilty verdict on 17 of those 30 charges would have made Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty, so the trial will now refocus around whether the onetime UMass Dartmouth student should receive the death penalty for his crimes. Capital punishment, PRI recently noted, has not been legal in Massachusetts since the early '80s, but it's back on the table as this is a federal case.
A quick scan of Twitter reveals that many users are happy about this loophole, seeing the death penalty as the only legitimate means of seeking justice for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Others believe that life in prison would result in a much harsher punishment for Tsarnaev.
And, as @Pedro5164 points out, executing Tsarnaev won't bring back the people he and his older brother, Tamerlan, killed.
Whatever Tsarnaev's ultimate punishment, today marks a point of closure for many, as evidenced by the following tweets.
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