Civil Liberties

Tsarnaev Hearing Focusing on Whether Government Will Seek Death Penalty

Facing multiple federal charges in connection with the Boston marathon bombing


Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be in court Monday in Boston to discuss the timing and guidelines that federal prosecutors will use in deciding whether to seek the death penalty.

Tsarnaev, 20, will be tried on federal charges in connection with the April 15 bombings, which left 3 people dead and more than 200 injured. Massachusetts does not have a state death penalty.