Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Rips Boston Acting Mayor For Not Wanting Death Penalty For Marathon Bomber

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He was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Will he get the sort of justice he seeks?

Marc Fucarile, who was at the Boston Marathon in 2013 as a spectator watching a friend of his run, had his right leg blown off in the blast. He also had severe damage done to his left leg. He was the last victim of the bombing to be released from the hospital. He spent over three months in the hospital.

Fucarile wants to see Dzhokar Tsarnaev put to death for what he did — and ripped Boston’s acting mayor Kim Janey for opposing the measure.

“She’s just trying to make a name for herself, it’s pretty disgusting,”  Fucarile said of Janey this past Friday on “Fox & Friends First.”

“I wonder where she was eight years ago, 2013, when we were laying in hospital beds and fighting for our lives,” he added.

Fucarile’s comments Friday, June 18 came in response to Janey’s tweets about the marathon bombing on Wednesday, June 16.

Like many members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, Janey opposes the death penalty for Tsarnaev.

“The Boston Marathon bombing was a traumatic experience for me and so many others at the site of the explosion in 2013,” Janey tweeted. “I’m grateful for all the ways our city has come together to rebuild and reconnect since that tragedy. I remain strongly opposed to the death penalty, for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or anyone else, and respect the independence of our judiciary as this case continues.”

During the interview, Fucarile told Fox that the majority of people that he has spoken to about the matter agree with him:  that Tsarnaev should be put to death.

The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Tsarnaev’s death sentence last year, but the U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear the case this upcoming fall; the court will likely make a decision on it in the summer of 2022.

Fucarile also said in the interview that he fears what would happen if Tsarnaev is not put to death.

“If I could guarantee that he would sit in jail and rot forever, I would choose that. With the way policies are changing, it scares me that they could release this animal,” Fucarile said.

While some may argue that Tsarnaev will never leave prison, some politicians are open to the idea. Former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Newton) opposes life sentences without the possibility of parole, as NewBostonPost reported last year.


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