"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence."
The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights
Twenty five months ago, after months of careful, calculated planning, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, calmly placed their backpacks filled with instruments of death, next to innocent spectators,children among them, detonated the explosive devices, pressure cookers filled with gunpowder, BBs, and nails, killing three, and injuring nearly 300 more. Many of those injured will never fully recover.
After finding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all counts, today, a jury of his peers, following the constitution of the greatest democracy the world has ever known, sentenced him to death by lethal injection.
A young man whose family fled political strife in his own country, came to America, enjoying all the benefits this country has to offer, and chose to commit a senseless, brutal act of terror at a sporting event which celebrates human achievement.
In his country, justice would have been swift and equally as brutal. Those who he claims America "persecutes," treat women as second-class citizens, and behead innocent victims.
Tsarnaev was afforded due process of law, and was represented by attorney.
He will spend the rest of his days in a supermax prison, of course there will be endless appeals, but, in the end, he will die.
The Richard family will not get their 8-year old son, Richard, back. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack bomb killed him.
Seventeen people will never get their limbs back. His bomb made sure of that as well.
George Patton once said, "God may forgive you, but I won't.
Justice has been served.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die for his hideous crimes.
8-year old Martin Richard