Boston Bombing Trial

The Boston Bombing trial’s jury is out for deliberation on Wednesday.

Emmy Walker, Columnist

The events of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing will never be forgotten, but a particular light is being shed on them this week. Three innocent bystanders were killed and over 200 people were injured when bombs went off near the finish line. Brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were responsible for this disaster. While Tamerlan was killed when his brother ran over him that day, Dzhokar didn’t come to the same fate and is now confronting his trial to find out if he will be put to death or faced with life imprisonment. Prosecutor Steve Mellin insists that his main goal wasn’t just to kill his victims, but also to make them suffer. He said that Tsarnaev “burned their skin, shattered their bones, and ripped their flesh” and “wanted to torment them to make a political statement.” Mellin also presented pictures of the victims before and after the bombing to prove how gruesome the scene really was. This afternoon, the defense will give the closing arguments and then there will be a prosecution rebuttal. Although it is a long process, the jury is expected to make a decision later Wednesday.