Boston Marathon bombing survivor calls for death penalty for Tsarnaev as SCOTUS prepares to hear case

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case this fall for reinstating the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two perpetrators of the infamous Boston Marathon bombing. Now, a severely injured survivor of that attack is speaking out about why the ruling that took Tsarnaev off death row should be reversed.

According to Fox News, Marc Fucarile has a prosthetic leg and still-painful burns from being near the finish line at the time of the bombing, and he says he wants Tsarnaev to get the death penalty for his crime.

Fucarile was in the hospital for three months after the bombing, and he still has constant pain from being burned on 80% of his lower body, as well as shrapnel in his heart.

“If this doesn’t justify a death sentence, what does in our country?” he asked, according to Fox.

Biden waffling on death penalty

Three people were killed and at least 264 injured in the 2013 bombing, which was carried out by Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan, who was killed in a police shootout four days afterward, according to reports.

President Joe Biden said repeatedly during his campaign that he opposes the death penalty, but the Barack Obama administration of which he was a part lobbied for it in the case in 2014, as The Washington Post noted.

In July 2020, the death penalty was struck in the case on a technicality, Fox reported. Tsarnaev will still spend the rest of his life in prison even if he is not executed, the judge said at the time of the ruling.

Biden, for his part, is now straddling the fence on whether the death penalty should be reinstituted in the case, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

“President Biden has made clear…that he has grave concerns about whether capital punishment…is consistent with the values that are fundamental to our sense of justice and fairness,” Psaki said recently, according to Fox. “He’s also expressed his horror at…Tsarnaev’s actions… Any process for the death penalty policy moving forward, I don’t have any updates on that.”

“Sad and scary”

The case will be heard in the fall, and Fucarile said he hopes for a permanent resolution to the issue.

It makes him angry to have to be “living this again and again with the person or people responsible for what happened,” as this case drags on, he said, according to Fox.

While on one hand, it is a mark of a civilized society that all people get due process no matter how horrible their crimes, Fucarile said, “it’s sad that criminals…have more rights than the victims. It’s really sad and scary.”

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  1. Screw Obama and Biden they both should be put on death row, just for being idots. Maybe we need to set both of them on fire and see how they feel about the death penalty. It’s bad enough they let terrorist organization like. B.L.M, Antifa,and all the other rag head illegals terrorize the United States.Death Penalty For All Of Them! Take Out The Garbage!

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    1. I totally agree with your statement! Little thought is given by either party for the survivors of such heinous acts as the Bombing in Boston! The victims didn’t have a choice given to them. Those brothers made that decision and acted out their desires upon those people! They killed three and injured far more than that by their actions! For every action put into play that day there should be consequences for those actions. Life in prison isn’t sufficient for the TAKING OF LIVES! For the lives who have been forced to live a different life because of their actions! We as people know there are consequences. I remember well how they turned this man into a model by the pictures they presented to the people! A handsome young man, but his heart is warped, you can portray him as a heart throb as you did or you can see the evil within that caused him to take a thought and turn it into an action that harmed and killed so many people! He (the survivor) is looking for closure!

  3. Thanks Supreme Court? You will not take up cases involving the sorry 2020 election but you hear this case. Murders cases get heard while the people getting screwed doesn’t. A fool can see this A$$ needs to be put to death but the American People didn’t deserve to have their election/Constitution TRASHED by the DemocRATS. The Supremes ought to be ashamed for their inaction on the 2020 elections. WI, AZ and MI have all opened investigations into 2020 elections but the Supreme Court is silent.

  4. Things will turn around in 2022! But, too much damage is being done by the Demonrats right now! 💩 How is all this working for the Demonrats who voted for all this BS????!!!!💩

  5. Why do people want to pay tax money to keep these animals alive ? I think we should render the fat out of them and make bio fuel !

  6. Biden said he would run again in 2014. Yes hw will run for president of the bingo club in the dementia home. Kamala will run for vp of the bed pan and diaper changing union.

    1. It doesn’t matter since half the time biden isn’t sure of the year or anything else . At first I thought it was a gaffe that I missed from biden’s softball style liberal press conference .

  7. Write to the supreme Court about the treason committed in the election. Urge them to rethink their decision to not look into the election fraud before our country goes down in flames.
    US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543
    You cannot call or email — you must write a letter!!!

  8. I feel as though biden and obama should be setting on death row also. Lets add cumo for his roll in the deaths of the new york nursing home people . The only reason he did it was trump trying to help and he would not allow that . Then he has to lie about how many died . How many people do you think will get sick and die because he released the disease on the boarder. I believe he wants to spread it to us Texans because we voted against him and just plain doesn’t care what happens next .

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