The Code of Hammurabi, written by King Hammurabi of Babylon over 3700 years ago, established the first written set of laws. One of those tenets stated, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
Clearly we have evolved in to a more "civilized," compassionate society, but certain human acts are so heinous, it is hard for most civilized people to wrap their brains around the evil that exists in minds filled with deranged hatred.
After nearly two years, as thousands of runners brave the winter in an effort to train for the 2015 Boston Marathon, the trial of one of the men who perpetrated one of the most cowardly attacks on civilians since the events of September 11, 2001, began on Wednesday with a surprising revelation.
Following is an excerpt from Boston Globe staff writer, Milton Valencia, written on Wednesday.