From the Globe Opinion forum, “You react: The Tsarnaev trial,” here are some of the best responses to the question: “What do you think of the defense admitting during opening statements that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev participated in the Marathon bombings?”
“It was refreshingly honest. How anyone could possibly defend this monster and sleep at night is beyond me. I think he should not be put to death (isn’t that where HIS glory and reward lies?). Cheat him of that, and give him time to age slowly. Alone.” — Anonymous
“Since there seems to be an overwhelming amount of evidence against him, that seems the best way to get some possibility of favorable consideration from jurors to spare his life.” — Eleanor Fitzgerald
“All of us still have a lot to learn about what and who motivated Dzhokhar to commit the heinous act. Info from his computer and the testimony of his friends will shed further light on why the younger brother did what he did. Appears, through his reported demeanor, that he has little if any remorse.” — Tom Brown
“What other choice do they have? He has shamed his family, his religion, and the entire human race. Against my political leanings towards capital punishment my wish is for a life sentence for this animal. May he taste the fangs of prison justice each and every day til eternity. Long live Boston, USA!” — Rudy, Mississippi
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