Stars React To Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Death Sentence
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a federal jury on Friday, and now celebrities are reacting to the news on social media. Tsarnaev will ultimately receive a lethal injection for his role in detonating two pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, resulting in the death of three people and more than 260 people being injured. Among those murdered was an eight-year-old boy named Martin Richard.
The jury found Tsarnaev’s actions constituted an act of terrorism and that his role in the bombing was nothing short of “heinous, cruel, and depraved.” Now, stars are sharing their thoughts on Twitter. See some of their reactions below, and tell us what you think.
Maria Menounos, who hails from Boston, tweeted, “Thoughts & prayers are with the families of the victims of The boston bombers & all the others injured&affected on that horrible day. My love to everyone back home in boston. #bostonstrong #deathpenaltyfortsarnaev.” Donnie Wahlberg said, “The only life that matters in the Boston Marathon bombing trial outcome, are the lives of the victims & their families. Stay strong Boston!”
Marlon Wayans added, “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be sentenced to death by lethal injection for his Boston Marathon Bombings. * they should do it by bomb!” John Fugelsang sarcastically expressed his disagreement with the jury’s decision, tweeting, “The state killing #Tsarnaev for the crime of killing will prove once and for all that killing is wrong.” Trevor Donovan thought the result would bring closure to those affected, “I hope the Boston Bomber verdict provides some sense of justice to those hurt and the families of those killed.”
Eliza Dushka expressed, “Legit conflicted, I don’t necessarily think capital punishment is the answer. This is a guy who doesn’t care about life- others or his own.” She went on to state, “We sentence him to death, he was in many ways already ready to die. His brother’s dead. He’ll never be free again. Death can be a freedom.” And Rob Lowe, shortly before the sentencing, took a swipe, writing, “Rolling Stone currently awaiting the fate of their coverboy.”
Gossip Cop will continue to update as more stars weigh in.