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Death Penalty Proposal Due On Marathon Suspect

tsarFederal prosecutors have refused to say whether they’ve recommended the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a deadline approaches for them to send their proposal to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Prosecutors from the office of Massachusetts’ U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz have said in court they planned to send their recommendation to Holder by Oct. 31.

They would not reveal their recommendation as the Thursday deadline approached. A spokeswoman for Ortiz says the Department of Justice’s death penalty process is strictly confidential.

Prosecutors have said they expect Holder — who has the ultimate say — to make his decision by the end of January.

The 20-year-old Tsarnaev is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the April 15 bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260.


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  1. Proposed? It should already be unanimous. I mean, I’m all for due process, full judicial investigation, etc. But for an immigrant to do this to people in his adopted country? His crime is of the highest magnitude and should be punished at the hightest magnitude available!

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