All that is left to decide now is whether Dzohkar Tsarnaev will receive the death penalty and that decision could be made as early as next week.
If jurors do recommend the death penalty there is little doubt that his lawyers will appeal and it will probably be at least a decade before the sentence is carried out.
I certainly think he deserves to die for what he did.
I recall a colleague of mine telling me some months ago that she would rather not have the death penalty imposed by the court, but rather by his fellow inmates.
An interesting thought, but given the level of Muslim radicalization in our prisons the presence of Tsarnaev among their ranks would be one hell of a recruitment tool. I am inclined to think this would afford him protection and that he would be treated like a king. Tsarnaev doesn't deserve such adulation.
I am just down the street from the federal courthouse. Everyone around me was glued to the verdict even if we had a good idea what it was going to be. All business had to cease.
I am sure this will prevail when his sentence is announced. Even in liberal Boston, I think the jury will OK the death penalty.