Boston bombing survivors have mixed feelings on death penalty for Tsarnaev

Boston bombing survivors have mixed feelings on death penalty for Tsarnaev

News that the suspected Boston bomber may die if convicted is getting mixed reviews.

Small steps forward are what define the Norden family these days. Brothers Paul and J.P. each lost their right leg at the marathon’s finish line. Their mom, Liz, welcomes the news that the alleged bomber might die if found guilty. She said, “I don’t know if happy is the correct word but I’m just glad that the option is on the table for the juries and I support the decision.”

At the finish line late Thursday, there are conflicted feelings about the news, even among people who were there that day.

Nicole Mortimer was there to cheer on her girlfriend who was pulled off the course as the bombs exploded. She said, “I’m really against the death penalty in all cases, including this one it’s not going to bring anyone back or help people heal.”

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