BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Only 15 percent of residents in Boston and 18.9 percent of the entire Massachusetts residents reported support for the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a recent survey showed.
The result of the new survey showed that support for the death penalty for Tsarnaev has decreased from the September 2013 Boston Globe survey, which showed that 33 percent of residents in Massachusetts support death penalty for the bomber.
The new survey result, however, does not necessarily mean that residents in Massachusetts have already forgiven Tsarnaev.
Frank Perullo, president of Sage Systems LLC, which conducted the poll, told The Boston Globe that residents believe Tsarnaev should die quickly but should spend his entire life in a windowless cell contemplating the heinous acts that put him in jail.
Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlan planted bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
The bombings killed three people and reportedly injured as many as 264 others.
Dzhokhar is half-Chechen and half-Avar. He and his family immigrated to the United States as refugees in 2002.
At the time of the bombings, Dzhokhar was a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He had become a naturalized U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012, seven months before the bombings. – BusinessNewsAsia.com