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:
— Jahar_Supporter (@skarlet_rainbow) January 30, 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, age 20. Innocent in solitary with no evidence against him while the evidence against cops grows, pic.twitter.com/ITL06D2ORc
— Daisy (@shillslayer1) January 29, 2014
All major networks leapt in as well:
BREAKING NEWS: Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 30, 2014
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) January 30, 2014
— Manny Casanova (@mcasanova81) January 30, 2014
It seemed for every approval, there was an objection:
— mal sherman (@BloodlineMAL) January 30, 2014
How did your Twitter react to the decision on how to proceed with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s case?