Thursday, January 30, 2014
(Boston, MA) -- The Justice Department will decide this week if it will seek the death penalty for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of setting off bombs along with his brother that killed three people and injured hundreds more on April 15th. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police a few days after the attack. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee he would announce his decision before a Friday deadline set by a District Court Judge in Boston. Massachusetts abolished the death penalty in 1984 but it can still be applied in federal cases tried in the state.