Should Tsarnaev get the Death Penalty or Life in Prison with no Parole?


Today is the 2 year anniversary of the famous Boston Marathon Bombing. April 15, 2013, the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston St. was bombed  by the Tsarnaev Brothers. Chaos ensued, and a week-long chase took place. The brothers are responsible for the deaths of many, as well as hunderds of injuries. The eldest brother, Tamerlame, was killed during the chase, but the younger brother, Dzhokhar, survived and is being tried. This is him below...


The jury came back with it's initial verdict, which was guilty on all 30 counts against him. No surprise there, as the defense openly said that he was guilt, they were trying to save his life. The question remains, should he get life in prison, or the death penalty.

Personally, part of me says that the death penalty is too easy, and that life in prison is a waste of money. So, we're going to do some pros and cons of both.


Pros of Death Penalty

- He gets what he deserves
- The families get to see the killer be killed on the spot

Cons of the Dealth Penalty

- They can't violate the 8th Amendment and give him cruel and unusual punishment, so they'll find a lame way to kill him such as lethal injection
- He gets what he wants, to die for his cause

Pros of Life in Prison

- He gets to rot in prison for a lot of years, considering he's 21 years old
- He wouldn't last a day in jail, he'd absolutely suffer

Cons of Life in Prison

- It wastes taxpayer dollars, tons of dollars considering he lives a long time such as 80 years old
- He deserves to die because he killed people, so the families will know that the killer is still alive

Personally, I thought that they should give him death, but if they give him lethal injection I would chose life. You want him to suffer for what he did, and life in prison is no easy way out. Yes it wastes taxpayer dollars, but sometimes money has to be put on the backburner for ethics. The second half of the trial starts in two weeks, so it will take weeks for the verdict, but, we will all be waiting to hear what he gets. Hopefully, it's what he deserves.

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