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What Explains The Power Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Middle Finger? - The Intercept

04/23/2015 12:02 pm ET | Updated Apr 23, 2015
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The penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial began Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Boston. Already convicted of 30 felony counts relating to the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, an attack that killed 3 people and maimed dozens more, the 21-year-old will now have the jury effectively decide whether he should spend the rest of his life in a maximum-security prison without the possibility of parole, or be executed. Federal prosecutors are vehemently arguing for the death penalty.

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