Warren: ‘I Don’t Support the Death Penalty’ for Tsarnaev

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that she doesn’t support the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday’s “CBS This Morning”

“My heart goes out to the families here, but 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 stated.

After the anchors pointed out that John Miller, NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism said earlier that Tsarnaev’s “martyrdom” would be promoted if he was given a death sentence, but that the jury should follow the dictates of the law, Warren added, “the alternative to the death penalty is not as if you turn this guy free. The point is that he stays in prison, he dies in prison, he’s put away. He’s not a danger to anyone else, and the — and he’s not a part of an ongoing story. He’s not — he’s not someone who tries to then — or is able to keep sucking up a lot of energy and a lot of attention. The families need their chance to heal, to move on beyond this, and I think that’s what really matters most.”

(h/t Slate)

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