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Death penalty decision looms for Boston bomb suspect

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/01/2014

Richard Valdmanis

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will decide this week whether to seek the death penalty for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of setting off two pressure-cooker bombs at the finish line of the world-renowned race.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he would announce his decision before a Friday deadline set by a U.S. District Court Judge in Boston.
Tsarnaev, a 20-year-old ethnic Chechen, is accused of detonating the home-made bombs along with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed during a shootout with police several days after the April 15 attack.
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"Death penalty decision looms for Boston bomb suspect ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 20/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/death-penalty-decision-looms-for-boston-bomb-suspect-