I oppose the death penalty in all cases. As much as this case is highly distasteful, and just plain horrific I am never in favor of the state taking a life. There is a time for the ultimate judgment, and that will take place. But it is not man’s role, in this case through the government, to play God. This is just one of those moral codes that I do not want my government to break.
My views are no more complicated than how I have phrased them.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, will face a possible death penalty if he is convicted in the first deadly terrorist assault in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 attacks, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday..
Holder’s long-anticipated decision comes more than nine months after the twin bombings were allegedly carried out by the 20-year-old defendant and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan. The assaults left three dead and wounded more than 260 others gathered near the finish of the iconic footrace. The elder brother was killed in a confrontation with police in the days after the bombing.