Tsarnaev Death Penalty At Odds With Mass.'s View Of Justice
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the death penalty Friday, but most Boston residents don't support capital punishment.By Kate Grumke | May 15, 2015
A jury gave Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty for his role in the 2013 attack.
In Massachusetts, that death sentence is pretty out of the ordinary. It's a blue state that hasn't used the death penalty since 1947 and banned it in 1982.
But the state's death penalty ban doesn't apply to federal cases. So, one of the requirements to serve on the jury was potential jurors had to support the death penalty. (Video via WHDH)