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US is seeking the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber


BOSTON, MA (WKOW) -- Victims and their families are reacting to the Federal Prosecutors decision to seek the death penalty against the Boston Marathon Bomber. There is mixed emotions but the overall thought has been support of the death penalty sentence for the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Marc Fucarile of Stoneham was critically injured in the blast, he feels that the death penalty would be the correct form of punishment. While the grandmother of a 29-year-old woman who was killed in the bombing isn't sure if she supports the decision, but knows that jail would not be enough punishment for Tsarnaev's actions.

The announcement of the death penalty on Thursday from US Attorney General Eric Holder was widely expected.

The bombings killed three people and injured 260 others. Tsarnaev has pleaded innocent to the crime. No trial date as been set as of yet.

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