February 28th, 2014 — 5:21pm
On Thursday, United States prosecutors declared that they would ask for the death penalty against twenty year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. And this raises the stakes instantly what could be one of the most spraining trials the place has ever heard.
It was widely expected that Attorney General Eric Holder would hold a press for Tsarnaev’s execution news. The twin bomb blasts killed 3 people as well as wounded over two hundred and sixty others. There are seventeen of the thirty federal charges against him that even includes using a weapon of mass destruction and it carries the possibility of the death penalty.
In a statement, Holder stated that the nature of the conduct at issue as well as the resultant harm compel this decision. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has already pleaded not guilty. A trial date has not been fixed yet.
In a notice of intent registered in court, Boston’s federal prosecutors named factors they argue justify a sentence of death, and it includes his betrayal of the United States, where he had stayed since coming from Russia almost ten years ago.
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s notice said that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got asylum from the United States; obtained citizenship and enjoyed the freedoms of a United States citizen; and then betrayed his allegiance to the United States by killing and maiming people in the United States.
Meanwhile, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers have not commented anything yet regarding t he issue.
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On Sunday morning, a man from Florida ended 1st in the Secret City Half Marathon by crossing the end line around 8 minutes earlier become the 2nd position holder. Twenty one year old Jason McLeod of Orlando, Florida ended the 13.1 mile race course in just 1:11:53. This was his very 1st half marathon race.
Jason has never finished a full marathon either. Still, he ran cross country for 4 years in Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. Thirty four old Gina Rouse from Knoxville ended the race in 2nd spot along with a time of 1:19:50. Gina was also the top female racers among five hundred and thirty six athletes who began Sunday’s race. She has finished in marathons that include Atlanta Marathon in the year 2011 and Nashville Marathon in the year 2006.
Brock Bailey of Liberty came in 3rd spot. The thirty six year old took 1:20:02 on a field which began and finished near the National Fitness Center on the Briarcliff Avenue, ran along city roads including Emory Valley Road, Melton Lake Greenway, Oak Ridge Turnpike and Laboratory Road.
This half marathon race was part of a 2 day weekend which included brand new events at Oak Ridge Civic Center on Saturday – 5k and 10k races. The expo included exhibits and booths from health and fitness professionals across the region.
Frank Chmielewicz, the race director, stated that around 650 registered for this Saturday’s Half Marathon and around 180 contended in 5k and 10k.
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