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On Death Penalty For Boston Bomber, Survivors Have Mixed Feelings

From left: Dana Cohen, Carlos Arredondo, Karen Brassard, Liz Norden, Laurie Scher and Massport Fire Lt. Michael Ward at a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
From left: Dana Cohen, Carlos Arredondo, Karen Brassard, Liz Norden, Laurie Scher and Massport Fire Lt. Michael Ward at a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

The Boston Marathon bombing trial now moves into the second phase. Yesterday, the jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 charges against him. Early next week, the same jurors return to federal court to decide Tsarnaev’s fate: either life in prison without parole, or the death penalty.

The people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings say that for them, the conviction is another step towards closure. But as Jack Lepiarz from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports, survivors of the attack say they have mixed feelings on whether Tsarnaev should be put to death.

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