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Federal prosecutors seek death penalty for Tsarnaev

January 31, 2014, 9:42 UTC+3
Boston marathon bombing suspect was charged with 30 criminal counts
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NEW YORK, January 31. /ITAR-TASS/. US federal prosecutors will seek death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with preparing and conducting a terrorist attack at the Boston marathon in April 2013. The decision was announced on January 30 by the press-service of US Attorney General Eric Holder.

“After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,” said the official statement.

Tsarnaev is charged with 30 criminal counts for his participation in Boston marathon bombings. The terrorist attack three people were killed and more than 250 injured on April 25, 2013. Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to all 30 counts against him.

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