More Marathon Survivors Ask that Bomber Not Face Execution
BOSTON (AP) — A married couple who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack has joined the family of an 8-year-old victim in opposing the death penalty for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes ask the federal government not to put Tsarnaev to death, just as the parents of Martin Richard did last week.
They call their position "intensely emotional and profoundly practical."
Like the Richards, they call for life in prison without parole or appeals to ensure Tsarnaev "disappears from our collective consciousness as soon as possible."
The penalty phase of the trial starts Tuesday.
(Story by: The Associated Press)