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March 4, 2015

Defense of Boston Marathon Bomber Admits He Did It

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – the co-conspirator of the Boston Marathon Bombing – began in Boston Wednesday with his defense attorney admitting, “It was him.” In the coming days of trial, defense attorney Judy Clarke will argue before the jury that Tsarnaev doesn’t deserve the death penalty for his hand in planting two IEDs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon nearly two years ago. It was Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan, who became obsessed with jihad and pressured his brother “by his age, their culture and Tamerlan’s sheer force of personality” into committing an act of terror. Clarke told the court, “It was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who self-radicalized. It was Dzhokhar who followed.” That’s the pivotal question, as that will determine what Tsarnaev’s punishment will be. More…

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