BOSTON, MA – The Boston Marathon bombing suspect could be put to death.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have the “go-ahead” Thursday, prompting prosecutors to file the death penalty notice in federal court against Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Holder said in a statement, “The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.”
It’s a decision weighed heavily upon the victims and their families.
A guilty plea could have gotten Tsarnaev a life sentence, but he’s still pleading not guilty to the attack that killed three people and injured 264 more, changing their lives forever.
Another life changed forever is Tsarnaev’s mother’s. She said, “I want the whole world to hear is that I love my son. My precious Dzhokhar. That’s it. Ok? Leave me alone. I have nothing to say anymore. Million times. Billion times. I love my son.
Tsarnaev is facing 30 federal counts.
He sits in a Massachusetts prison awaiting trial, while the country awaits the fate of who could be responsible for the horrendous terrorist attack.