If Convicted Should Tsarnaev Be Executed? [Poll]
Dzhokar Tsarnaev reportedly confessed to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz is prosecuting Tsarnaev on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property, in acts that killed three people and injured more than 260. The 19-year-old had been cooperating with law enforcement by writing on a pad of paper but stopped sharing so freely after authorities read him his Miranda rights. How much should the nature of a crime, its impact on victims, a defendant’s age and lack of sophistication, and remorse of lack thereof influence a sentence? Take our Lawyers.com poll and let us know your views on the punishment if convicted Tsarnaev should receive.