Dzhokhar Tsarnaev May Get Death Penalty [Twitter Reacts]


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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother alleged to be involved in the planning and perpetration of the Boston Marathon bombings, may face the death penalty — an update that caused a massive range of reactions on Twitter.

According to the Department of Justice’s Attorney General Eric Holder, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face potential execution for his alleged role in the attacks, as confirmed in the following statement:

“After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.”

After Holder’s statement was released, Twitter flurried with news junkies commenting and re-tweeting.

Fans of Tsarnaev, who call him by his Americanized nickname “Jahar,” also boosted the signal for their cause before and after the announcement:

All major networks leapt in as well:

Some cheered:

It seemed for every approval, there was an objection:

How did your Twitter react to the decision on how to proceed with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s case?


Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time Inquisitr.com writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.

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