The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect may get the death penalty if convicted.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of two brothers suspected in the deadly twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, will face the death penalty. The attack killed three and wounded many, many more. Federal prosecutors deciding to seek that punishment after, as U.S. attorney Carmen Ortiz says, careful and detailed consideration. 20-year-old Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 charges... 17 carry the possibility of the death penalty, including use of a weapon of mass destruction. A trial date has not yet been set.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement regarding the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:
"After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant's counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision."
Governor Deval Patrick released the following statement:
"One way or another, based on the evidence, Tsarnaev will die in prison. In each milestone of this case -- today's announcement, the trial and every other significant step in the justice process -- the people hurt by the Marathon bombings and the rest of us so shocked by it will relive that tragedy. The best we can do is remind each other that we are a stronger Commonwealth than ever, and that nothing can break that spirit."