Elizabeth Warren Against Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said she is against the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, who was convicted on Wednesday on all 30 counts (17 of those counts make him eligible for the death penalty).

When asked on CBS This Morning whether she supported the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber, Warren replied, “I don’t support the death penalty.”

“I think that he should spend his life in jail, no possibility of parole. He should die in prison,” she said. “But that’s how I see it. It will be up to the jury.”

Warren, the Democrat left-wing activists want to challenge Hillary Clinton, added that she believed Tsarnaev will not be “a danger to anyone else” if he remains in prison.

“The point is that he stays in prison, he dies in prison, he’s put away. He’s not a danger to anyone else,” she said. “He’s not a part of an ongoing story, he’s not someone who is able to keep sucking up a lot of energy and a lot of attention.”



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