Transcript for Dzohkhar Tsarnaev Death Sentence Stirs Emotional Reactions
We turn now to the reaction this morning out of Boston. A death sentence for marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. The jury rejecting defense arguments that he was under the control of his older brother. There was real discussion over where the death penalty was warranted or not. Tom llamas has the story. Reporter: Good morning to you, Dan. Yesterday in court, victims and their family members were not the only once that were emotional. Right after the verdict was read, dzhokhar tsarnaev and his lawyers went to a separate room. His lawyers got emotional. The terrorist never shed a tear. Overnight, survivors praising the decision to sentence him to death. Liz's two sons each lost a leg. I don't feel there's any winners today. But a weight off my shoulders. Reporter: All 12 jurors agreeing with prosecutors that tsarnaev intentionally tried to injure people. He planted his bomb four feet from a row of children. I don't consider him a human being. Reporter: First responder Mike ward saved several lives the day of the bombings. The least punishment he could have gotten was life in prison. This deserved the most. The ultimate judgment. And god bless that jury. Reporter: The defense tried to make the case about older brother tamerlan, who they said was the real jihadist. Who they say convinced zhokar to take the trip down the street. You did a terrible thing. A terrible thing. But you have a dignity now. Reporter: The Roman catholic none portrayed by Susan sarandon in the film "Dead man walking." Some families like the Richard family wanted a life in prison sentence to keep him out of the appeals process and the spot light. Now at1, tsarnaev is the youngest person on federal death row. If his appeals fail, he'll likely be put to death by lethal injection in Indiana. That's where Oklahoma City Bo bomber timothy Mcveigh was put to death. A mysterious marng fire in a wealthy neighborhood. A couple, their 10-year-old son
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