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Posted By: Bettynh
22-Apr-13 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
McGrath, if they're determined to get the death penalty, it'll have to be a federal case. Massachusetts has abolished the death penalty. State lines weren't crossed during the actual crimes, so federal juristiction might be arguable. The various police agencies seem to be trying very hard to maintain a united front, with minimal turf wars. Time will tell on that front.