Jan. 30, 2014, — US Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. has Authorized of the Death Penalty in the Case Against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The following is statements from Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH REGARDING ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY
“Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell, Sean Collier, and the brave survivors whose lives have been forever changed by the events of April 15, 2013. I can’t imagine what they are feeling today. Over the past nine months, the people of Boston have shown the world that we are a city full of heart and courage. We stand together as One Boston in the face of evil and hatred. Attorney General Holder has applied the law in this case, and I support the process that brought him to this decision.”
Statement by Police Commissioner William Evans Regarding the Attorney General’s Authorization of the Death Penalty in the Case Against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
“Given the vicious nature of the crime, the lives lost and the hundreds injured on that fateful day, today’s decision to seek the death penalty seems appropriate. But on this day, I find myself thinking less about punishment and more about the people impacted. As such, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu and Officer Sean Collier as they continue to mourn and make sense of a day none of us will ever forget.”