State pros­e­cu­tor to charge Tsar­naev

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

A Mas­sachusetts dis­trict at­tor­ney plans to bring state mur­der charges against Dzhokhar Tsar­naev, who has been sen­tenced to death in a fed­eral trial for a deadly bomb at­tack on the 2013 Bos­ton Marathon, her of­fice said Satur­day.

The Bos­ton Globe re­ported that Mid­dle sex Dis­trict At­tor­ney Mar­ian Ryan said she would charge Tsar­naev with mur­der in the killing of Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy po­lice of­fi­cer Sean Col­lier and for other crimes in the af­ter­math of the at­tacks.

Ryan said a guilty ver­dict in Mas­sachusetts could keep Tsar­naev in prison if he suc­cess­fully ap­peals his fed­eral con­vic­tions.

Crit­ics have said a pros­e­cu­tion in Mas­sachusetts would be ex­pen­sive and un­nec­es­sary, given the death sen­tence al­ready im­posed.

Tsar­naev was con­victed in April of killing three peo­ple and in­jur­ing 264 in the bomb­ing near the fin­ish line of the Bos­ton Marathon in 2013, as well as fa­tally shoot­ing Col­lier three days later.

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