While the Obama, Trump, and now Biden administrations have now pushed to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Archdiocese of Boston has repeatedly called for his sentence to be commuted to life without the possibility of parole.
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The lawyers argued that a jury “carefully considered” each of Tsarnaev’s crimes and found that “capital punishment was warranted for the horrors that he personally inflicted,” noting that one of his victims was a child.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentence was a legitimate use of state authority, according to a moral theologian in the nation’s capital, even if Catholics may disagree with it.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted April 8 of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.