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US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber

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The United States is to seek the death penalty for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is convicted of involvement in the deadly attack, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

"The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision," Holder said in a statement on the prosecution of the 20-year-old student, a US citizen from a Chechen family.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/us-seek-death-penalty-accused-boston-bomber-0