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Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts, including 17 that carry a possible penalty of death

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  • Mountain Man
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    Put him in general population, where he will be dead within 24 hours.

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  • JSMoss
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    Originally posted by Surrey View Post
    The jury took 11.5 hours to decide. Seems a long time for a straight forward case.
    Not really. With thirty counts it would pretty much take that long to review the judges instructions on each of the counts and take a vote. Throw in time for a meal or two and I would say they was not a lot of debate.

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  • JSMoss
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    Originally posted by bill shack View Post
    Is the electric chair still an option
    This is a Federal case. Execution would be by lethal injection.

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  • JSMoss
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    It often is. But, here it is irrelevant. The crime was actually carried out. Charging him with planning to do the crime on top of doing the crime smacks of double jeopardy.
    Absolutely not. Conspiracy in this case is very important, legally it means he is legal responsible every criminal act carried out by other members of the conspiracy. This speaks to the penalty phase as well be explained to the jury by the judges instructions, even if they believe he was under the sway of his brother, that in no way reduces his legal responsibility for the acts and he should be sentenced accordingly.

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  • Wolfe Tone
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    Its hard to argue against the Death Penalty

    But he will probably get Life Imprisonment

    My cousins daughter was injured in this but she recovered TBG

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  • Surrey
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    The jury took 11.5 hours to decide. Seems a long time for a straight forward case.

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  • bill shack
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    Is the electric chair still an option

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    Well, not a shock. I thought they had a novel defense approach, but I really didn't expect a different outcome.

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  • Combat Engineer
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    It often is. But, here it is irrelevant. The crime was actually carried out. Charging him with planning to do the crime on top of doing the crime smacks of double jeopardy.
    Nope, two different things.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
    Conspiracy is not a 'thought crime'. It is based on actions taken by those charged.
    It often is. But, here it is irrelevant. The crime was actually carried out. Charging him with planning to do the crime on top of doing the crime smacks of double jeopardy.

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  • Combat Engineer
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    I think convicting him of "Conspiracy" to do whatever (aka a "Thoughtcrime") is asinine in this case.

    Yea, convict him of the actual acts carried out and put him to death or lock him up or whatever, but it's really just gratuitous stupidity to be convicting him of thinking about committing this crime.
    Conspiracy is not a 'thought crime'. It is based on actions taken by those charged.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    I think convicting him of "Conspiracy" to do whatever (aka a "Thoughtcrime") is asinine in this case.

    Yea, convict him of the actual acts carried out and put him to death or lock him up or whatever, but it's really just gratuitous stupidity to be convicting him of thinking about committing this crime.

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  • Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts, including 17 that carry a possible penalty of death

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/08/us/bos...bombing-trial/

    Guilty on all 30 counts.

    So far, Tsarnaev has been found guilty of, among other things:

    Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, a charge that carries a possible penalty of death;

    Using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, and aiding and abetting, a charge that carries a possible penalty of death;

    Using or carrying a weapon in relation to a crime of violence;

    Conspiracy to bomb a public place;

    Bombing a public place;

    Conspiracy to maliciously destroy property;

    Malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive;

    Use or possession of a gun in relation to a crime of violence.

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