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Marathon’s Cheer, Burdened by Victims’ Memory

posted on April 15, 2015

In The New York Times, Katharine Q. Seelye writes that the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has fueled regional debate about the fate of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who was convicted last week of his involvement. Though Tsarnaev is eligible for the death penalty, notable religious figures, including Pope Francis and Cardinal Sean O’Malley, have publicly called for mercy, Seelye notes. “Most people seem to want the option that would hurt Mr. Tsarnaev the most, but they cannot decide if that would be prison for life, or death.”

Read at The New York Times