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microphones, we are waiting because no doubt the government attorney, david, would like to say something. this is a big and historic win for them. david: it is, to put it in perspective, you mentioned this, liz, a lot of the prosecutions have not ended in the death penalty for federal cases, only 34% of them have. this is a minority case where a person has been convicted and unless he is successful on appeal, will be executed. last time there was an execution for a federal crime was 2003. doug burns, does that weigh at all here, the fact it's been so long since the last federal execution? >> to some extent. obviously, executions are the exception not the rule. this case was absolutely exceptional. quite a part from just generally talking about how horrific the crime was, the reality is, david, if you look at the actual statute, the aggravating factors that apply to a federal death penalty
case, you're talking multiple killings, grave risk of death to many, many others, substantial planning and premeditation, particularly heinous, cruel and depraved methodology. there were many, many aggravating factors. david: i'm wondering whether or not, john, the fact this was a terrorist act that the individuals involved were influenced by jihadists overseas, whether that played into this? i know it's domestic terrorism, these guys lived here, but do you think the jury was at all persuaded by the fact that there is this environment which we are all afraid of jihadists? >> look at it. have you massachusetts, one of the most liberal states, one of the most anti-death penalty. david: 1947 is the last time they executed somebody. >> the community is saying if you commit a terrorist act in the united states and we're convinced of your guilt. we know you're guilty. we're going to put to you death. david: i'm wondering, and john, stay with you for a second.
might the fact that perhaps we are in an environment now that is heavily influenced by the events of 9/11, and more recent events of terrorism here and abroad, might that be used as a case on appeal, perhaps on the issue of prejudice. >> i don't think so, doug is right. the aggravating factors were so compelling and the mitigating factors were very insignificant during the trial and sentencing phase. i don't think they win on appeal. i think this man is sentenced to death. liz: okay, we are awaiting anybody coming out of the federal courthouse in boston in the wake of the death penalty handed down to dzhokhar tsarnaev. as we do so, guys, i'm interested to know if you think does this look like a family coming out. it does. we're not going to guess and venture who people are leaving the courtroom. it could be anybody in any case. right now as we await this, this is a day when the islamic state of iraq and greater syria, isis released a audio
message from leader abu bakr al-baghdadi. declare war everywhere, how much more vigilant must we be in sending messages like, this conviction and execution to anybody who's thinking of pulling something like this off, john? >> well, i think people are genuinely concerned, they have to be, isis is not the jv, issits varsity. everyone in america is concerned about that. i think this verdict explains that in no uncertain terms, if you commit a terrorist act in the united states, you are going to die. david: clearly unimpressed by the jury's verdict, he was looking down, showed no emotion, no contempt for the people looking on him. in his prison cell, i assume that's the attitude you expect from a lot of the guys.
>> go back earlier in time to the time when they were running from law enforcement and so on. all of his actions. many of his statements were completely and totally inconsistent with the subsequent presentation and defense theory in court, and jurors are very, very smart. i know john and i actually were in the same u.s. attorneys office, worked together as colleagues. but the point is this juror is not going to be fooled by number one blaming a deceased individual who, of course, is your brother. i don't think they took very well to that. number one. and number two, he didn't run to law enforcement after his brother died after he ran him over and say he caused me to do this. none of that happened and this jury is very smart. liz: they're very smart. they indeed are. john, as you look at this particular case, we know that there will be massive appeals processes, and this does take some time. what's your best guess on the time line, and again, lethal
injection, but when? >> i don't see it going more than a year and a half or two years. i think this was preeminently a jury decision. i think the court is going to look at the facts and circumstances and conclude there was a reasonable basis for the jury to do what it did. you have the aggravating circumstances, virtually no mitigating circumstances, under the law, it was compelling, whether you agree with the death penalty or not. the law says that's the sentence that should be imposed. david: doug, massachusetts hasn't had a death sentence carried out since 1947. are they prepared? who would handle the execution itself? would it be the feds? would it be in massachusetts or elsewhere? >> not necessarily, the federal government, the bureau of prisons would handle it, it doesn't necessarily have to be cited in massachusetts. we said this going in and it's a little segue, notwithstanding the fact that massachusetts doesn't have the death penalty, federal court is a separate
jurisdiction, you know, you have to understand that concept, and so the federal government would actually carry this out. liz: here's the governor of massachusetts. >> something far beyond what even in your wild imaginations would ever thought could have occurred, and that for me has always been paramount in this. the significance of the act itself is pretty obvious. the biggest issue for me is the randomness of what happened here, and as i said, i really thank the jury and the judicial system and the process for sticking with this. i thank all the law enforcement people engaged in the horrible series of events that led to the death of officer collier, and i'm glad at this point this part of the process is over, and aids, i really do hope that for all the families involved in this and they can find closure and the opportunity to look forward.
and by the way, i've been unbelievably impressed with the ability of the families to look forward already. i think about all the people who ran in the marathon the following year. i think about all the teams that came together to run on behalf of many of the victims. i had a chance to talk to several of the families that lost family members on that day, and their positivity and ability to find perspective in all this i think is extraordinary. >> someone you may reach out to now after the verdict? >> i haven't thought about that yet. i'm still processing what happened. >> reporter: has this brought closure for you? >> well, i think every time we run the marathon, i don't run the marathon, i think every time somebody runs the marathon
and participates in the marathon, it will be impossible for this to be far from the much to people's minds. i would say that for me this certainly ends the ongoing trial piece of this, but i think it will be a really long time before this episode and all that came with it ever lands in my rearview mirror. i think that will be true for most people. >> reporter: [inaudible]. >> i would say that -- two things about it, the first thing i would say is i think boston showed tremendous resilience and enormous sense of community around this from the minute it happened. i've never been so proud of this city as i was with the way that it responded. between the first responders, the public officials, the health care system which delivered spectacularly under horrible circumstances and the commitments that everybody made to the people who were damaged
and lost as a result of this was unbelievable. that's continued to play out all the way through, for the following several years here. and as i said, many of the events that have taken place around the marathon, i think the marathon is certainly changed forever, and i certainly think for many of us who grew up here and for whom the marathon is part of our lives since we were young, it's changed the marathon and not by definition, i suppose, changes boston a little as well. i think some of this has been, like i said, if boston had trouble understanding identity before this happened, it sure hasn't after. >> reporter: the state of massachusetts reconsidered -- [ inaudible ] >> that's not a high priority for me. i'm far more focused on a bunch of other issues in economic development and education and criminal justice. this is not something that's on our radar. >> thanks, everybody.
>> thank you. liz: massachusetts governor charlie baker in essence stiff upper lip saying it changed boston but not ruined boston in any way, shape, or form. we're waiting. we expect the prosecutors will come out, if they do come out, they come out on the tailwind of a very supportive message from loretta lynch, the attorney general who in essence said thankfully this has come to this decision, to this outcome of the death penalty, david? david: we may be hearing, though they may have been among those who left the courtroom already, from family members, martin richard, the 8-year-old boy, his family was in attendance at a lot of the hearing process. and, in fact, had spoken out against the death penalty. clearly, they did not succeed in persuading the jury in any way, shape, or form. this jury was not sequestered.
they had full access to media. i'm sure they were advised by the various legal processes not to take part in listening to various discussions about the case. but it's impossible, if you're on the outside not to be influenced by, why do you think they were not influenced by the words of martin richard's family? >> no, no, i think we always debate. some people take the more serious position that jurors can follow those instructions, but i agree with you, sometimes it's virtually impossible to do that. and not be affected by what you see. remember the dynamic in this case, causing a lot of people to maybe mishandicap this second penalty phase a bit which is the "boston globe" read an editorial not only on the death penalty on general grounds but specifically got into the facts of the case in the editorial saying because he had been corrupted by his brother, we don't feel it's
appropriate. david: what's most effective particularly when the victim is 8 years old, as is the case with martin richard, his family, obviously nobody was hurt more than his family, the family of the boy on the right that you see there. when they spoke out against the death penalty, why do you think it didn't make an impact on the jury? >> interesting, it retroactively answers were the jurors following the media stuff. that would say they did not. the reason many of us felt that the death penalty might not be imposed was as john was saying the regional aspect, massachusetts, the editorials in the "boston globe," and the statements as you laid out from victims' relatives. again, the takeaway here is in one of the most liberal regions of country. one of the most liberal states and jurisdictions to get this message sent and penalty thrown at this young man, it tells you a lot.
liz: it is not about the event, we could say both to you and john, the marathon is sacred. for those of us who lived in boston and covered it. marathon is sacred. it is now -- i wouldn't say tainted but now with the security, it's like airports anymore. we remember the days you could walk all the way to the gate and say good-bye to mom or dad. that's yesteryear, we'll never see that again. >> that means there wasn't just one victim here, not just the little boy, we're all victims, every single person in the country was a victim. that was the sense for the jury. i think what did in and resulted in this death penalty was the jury got to watch this man every single day for weeks. liz: smirking. >> and saw him react to the horrific evidence and made a decision that his life was not worth saving. and i think the defense made a mistake going to trial. they should have pled him guilty and gone right to the penalty phase. david: interesting, particularly in this
environment, john, i'm wondering what the spillover effect is on other cases. you know congress is debating various cases of the patriot act. do you think as we hear -- this is a spokesperson announcing, there may be some people, and we will go there as soon as people speak to the case. but john, could this case and the verdict have any influence on national legislation regarding terrorism? >> it might be. we're all concerned about civil rights and civil liberties and the constitution, but what we're hearing now is that you have the lone wolves in the united states who are capable of this kind of terrorist act, and the kind of damage and infliction of harm that can happen. it's making people rethink the patriot act and rethink the balance between individual rights and what the government can do to prevent these acts. david: doug, we can't stand the idea of mob justice in america, on the other hand, a jury's verdict will affect other people. will affect the course of justice in the country. what do you think about the
spillover effect from this case, this verdict on what happens nationally? >> i think there is some spillover. first of all, the point about legislation. law very often reacts to a particular case or situation, you know, after john hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity, everybody went crazy. here to take away as john was saying with the patriot act, some of the provisions may not be looked at negatively, and the spillover effect which i think you're getting at david is the message here, may really play a role in deterrence, that's part of the penalogical theory. david: we are at the part of tremendous scrutiny, unfair scrutiny because the stats don't bear out what the rhetoric claims they do. do you think this tough
sentence and the tough execution order will mitigate that to some degree? >> well, i think it sends a message without doubt and i think the jury spended a message to be sent. and let's hope the people that should be listening are listening. liz: we want to thank john and doug. we're going to take a quick break. don't worry, right back to the microphones the second anybody emerges from the courthouse to speak. in the meantime, we are also following the ntsb news conference that is minutes away, involving the other big story, the train derailment. david: we'll be right back.
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. david: breaking news out of boston. a federal jury determined that dzhokhar tsarnaev should be sentenced to death for the april 15th, 2013 bombing that killed four people, injured 260 people. as a result of his complicity in that act, he will be executed, according to a federal jury, unless an appeal is accepted. liz: and, of course, that will take months, possibly. but we are waiting any of the attorneys on either side of this case to come to the microphones. we'll take it as soon as that becomes available. we need to tell thought s&p 500
hit another lifetime record. let's bring in traders and market experts, as a business network, we're going to take the quick break and talk about exactly what's going on with your money. joined by matt jen, we have adam sarhan and joined by michael wall and larry shover, good! we're looking at the biggest market driver of the week. what was it? >> for me, thursday's draghi's address to the imf. not many people realize. that it's not what he said, it's really how he made the markets feel. he put a cap on volatility and foreign exchange and the interest markets not to mention is the volatility in the equity markets. we're at a record close here. the bonds stop selling off. 10-year yield, 2.14.
all is well. a reiteration, nothing now but how people feel. david: we want to reiterate, the u.s. attorney and the fbi are coming to the microphones to talk about the jury's decision in the tsarnaev case. we will go there immediately. there is also an ntsb presser taking place in a couple of minutes which we will go to about the train accident outside of philadelphia. but let me go to matt for a second and turn our eyes overseas because what happens in greece is not going to be ignored by this market. if greece does default, if greece goes down, will the market go down with it? >> it's going to be catastrophic, david. even though there is not contagion with greece, a lot is reduced by the last deal done with europe. if greece defaults that could be the catalyst that brings the markets to its knees. it's going to eliminate all the government debt that's out there. all the bad debt in balance
sheets. going to eliminate that. people are going to question if greece is going to do it, who's next? and bring a lot of bad attention. if we can get through this, if greece can get a deal done, perhaps strengthen the balance sheets, some way, somehow, it's rough over there. it will help the market go forward. but if they default, it's bad news. liz: matt, you just scared a lot of people but not adam. adam is not worried. adam, talk about your view of the markets, why, when a lot of people worried that second quarter gdp might be downgraded and shrinking, you feel let's go gang busters and invest? >> the primary drive of the six year bull market is easy money from global central banks and the u.s. fed. in a paradoxical way, the markets will stop reacting so well from the easy money to global central banks. that's the primary driver and
the reason we're flirting with all-time highs in the s&p 500 right now, even though we have weak economic data, the fed told us they are data dependent and the data is weaker than expected. which takes the rate hike off the table in the future. david: michael, talk about oil for just a second. we have breaking news we may have to run back to. now just under $60 a barrel. is it time to get in, test the oil? >> i think it is. david, we talked about that a couple months back how oil was going to uptick and it has. there is a lot of uptick left. the demand and supply has increased as well. we're moving into the travel season, summertime people are traveling around using more petroleum. it's not going to stay where it is forever, too many economies depend on the price being higher, so i think that's going to continue. how high it will go? who knows. 70, 75, park around there for a while as resistance point and move on from that.
liz: gentlemen, thank you, adam, michael, larry, matt, so glad we could get you fitted in. we are standing by in boston, we are waiting for some of the attorneys, perhaps on both sides, most likely i would say the government side, a huge victory for them and, of course, waiting the ntsb news conference. the very latest on what's going on in the philadelphia train derailment investigation. apparently the engineer is cooperating, david. david: we'll be right back. also the fbi is going to be talking about the situation in boston, too. stay with us.
. >> let's take you first to boston where moments from now we are expecting to hear from the u.s. attorneys that were involved in the case successfully prosecuting dzhokhar tsarnaev and then the jury finding him guilty and sentencing him to death. of course the case will be appealed. we will have to wait and see how that appeal take place,
but we'll hear about that and other things from the prosecutors in a hometown . >> and we need to also mention that there is a lot going on in philadelphia still. so we're waiting the ntsb, the latest news conference on the latest into the investigation into the deadly train accident from just a few nights ago. as soon as that begins, we will take you there. but, again, we'll interrupt either one. we will toggle between the two whoever makes it to the of mine first. so don't worry, not going to miss anything on these two stories. we've got a debate, though, as we are awaiting that news. netflix to bring its content to china, and then with he bring you the biggest and wins losers of the week. and then the investors might be happy about the s&p 500 at record highs. another record high today. but in reality, sorry to throw cold today, but let's out due
that with the shanghai composite, up more than 30%. so which of the markets will perform well during the remainder of the year? we bring in our panel, house on capital managements. gary, just as i was starting to feel good about the s&p 500, there are other markets doing much better. >> well, keep in mind a lot of these markets that are having a good year playing catch up to what we had already done over the last couple of years especially 2013. for me, asia looks very, very strong, they are insanely printing money and i'm looking at something, like, taiwan, you can buy into it with the ewt, and it's easy money out there . >> what do you think, jamie, is there something attracting your money this time around.
>> europe and japan are our favorite areas to invest these days geographical. we feel europe is the place we're going to place the most money because we understand it best, we like the dividend yields and the ucb is catching up with us in terms of its economic and monetary stimulus. but on the japan side, nobody really likes japan, but there are some really good companies that are really making a lot of money right now and people are ignoring them, so there's extraordinary value to find them. >> yeah. got to be a good stocker to figure on the outta which one fit that . >> and netflix looking to speak a little mandarin here, the news is that the streaming giant is with broad companies, including one that's backed by alibaba jack, could alibaba buy netflix? i mean somebody's going to make a play for this streaming giant. what do you think, jamie. >> well, alibaba could definitely buy it. they've got $50,000 to spend.
-- $50 billion to spend, they like amazon really don't need to have that type of service, i think -- netflix is more important to a comcast or a verizon who really needs to have something over the top. verizon is trying to create its own. and if you think about it, netflix runs on every single ios device through the most popular on verizon, and i think netflix makes more sense for verizon, and they just bought aol this week. >> and the market caps 35 billion, so if they've got 50, they could certainly do that one. what do you think? >> well, look. content and subscribers are king. i except a free for all in the next couple of years, and i think it's wide open who could go after netflix. it would be apple, disney, cbs, anything is on the table right now, and i think you're seeing great action and netflix here partially because
of that. >> hitting an all-time high today. now, while netflix was clearly one of the biggest winners this week, it's time to give you our picks for this week's biggest winners. but also the losers. gary, what's yours? >> my new york rangers coming back. >> oh, yeah. >> from 3-1 against washington and now they're going up against tampa bay, i will be at the game next friday probably getting beat up by a bunch of people from tampa bay. >> well, let's see. msg owns the team, whos big winner? >> mitt romney, he's getting ready to fight in the charity event, and never before have you seen someone get such positive press. he was hated by everybody last year when he was running for president. now people like him. there's an opportunity for mitt here. i mean the republican field is wide open. it's really kind of fractured. if he continues to get positive press and people tend to like him, he could swoop in and save the field. >> i don't know. two time loser, a lot of
people are not sure about that. my winner, anybody who bought silver earlier this week when it hit around $15 and change. why? silver is not the poor man's gold anymore. it is used in electronics, it is used in sells for solar, i think silver is cheap right here. we shall see if you bought silver, it was near $45 an ounce recently. a quick on the losers. gary. one line. >> jeb bush. he just gave the dmc one heck of a video if i wins the primaries. . >> what do you think, jamie? >> the capitals. you can't play hockey that way. nerve dc was so happy and we just blew it. >> i can't believe i've got hockey players here. my looser. the edge. the edge is the singer from youtube. did you see what happened? he if he will off the edge of the stage. the edge if he will off the edge. but in a way he's a winner
because everybody's running this video. it's great to see all of you. thanks, guys, have a good weekend. >> meanwhile we are keeping a very close eye on, in any event, boston. we are expected a press conference any moment now. we know who will be not tenanting, the defense team for dzhokhar tsarnaev left without comment. it will be the u.s. attorney the jury'sf the fbi sentencing of death, and now the discussions with the engineer of the derailed train. yes, they've been talks to him. we don't know what he's been saying. we may get hints of that coming right up. stay tuned
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>> just to mix things up, we want to alert you that we have a new location as you can see there. that is the where the fbi is going to be telling us exactly what's happening in light of the conviction and sentencing of dzhokhar tsarnaev to death. we also had the u.s. attorney who is going to be talking to us about the legal implications, how she won so successfully, and many people thought it was not going to come down to can it sentence. it did. and then we are also watching, by the way, the ntsb hearing, which is going to be coming out until just a moment. we heard that they were originally going to be at 4:30 eastern, they have delayed that until 5:00 p.m. eastern. that's about 20 minutes from
now. >> david, there is a big story that's been grabbing headlines today as we head into summer, some sunscreens you're using and spending a lot of money on, aren't offering the spf protection that they claim to. which sunscreens should you use and avoid. just to apologize in a advance if we need to jump to boston. >> i completely understand. >> thank you very much. >> sure. >> you understand this story because you yourself have been a victim of skin cancer. when you saw this headline that a full two-thirds of these are not living up to their promises of protecting us to the sun, what was your guth reaction. >> well, i'm not surprised wobble but i also don't want to place the blame on the manufacturers because we as consumers are to blame as well. >> here are some of the best, it's a stunning test because what these testers found that in essence a full third tested
by consumers failed, totally failed to delivery. but here are the ones that did do well. you know, the pink coppertone bottle, a lot of people buy that for their kids. i was so glad to see that because i buy it too. but these are the higher end, that's a 60 sunscreen, as i mentioned coppertone, is it that they have more of the important factor in them or they're just made differently. >> well, both. it's a huge discrepancy in the marketplace as to the contents of sunscreen. so dermatologist will tell you that we prefer blocks, physical blocks, titanium and and screens, and those aren't as effective, so as you go down that list, you see less and less effective products . >> now, let me put up the worse. and if if i of you have spent money on these, and according
to the tests, these aren't worth it. i haven't heard of any of these. what i don't see in here is the one i love, and, by the way, i also have very fair skin, i have the red hair and bright eyes, but then i read spf is 100, there's nothing that will block 100. >> it's tough with the number. you know, here's the thing. a shot . >> and what is is enough to cover your face, your neck, and the back of the hands. who uses that? i don't. do you use that amount? probably not. >> i slather because i'm not of the belief that tanning -- there's no upside to tanning. >> you're talking dirty to me now, liz, i like that. >> oh, my goodness. >> pail is the new tan. that's what we say in my household . >> good what are you saying to do? double the shot glass? >> well, protection is the best, that means hat, glasses, umbrella, staying in the shade and not going out in the sun
between the hours of 10:00 and 4:00. and that's the best thing you can do. and your viewers are saying, oh, we have the dermatologist on here, but nothing is important until it's important. and if you've got a skin cancer on your body, you would wish you would have listened to this segment, so sunscreen appropriate amount is the single best thing you could do. a shot glass is enough for your face, neck, and hands. >> thank you and your skin looks great. >> back at you. >> we'll put up on the facebook page both the winners and the losers of that test. >> john who is a lawyer and a former prosecutor, and doug berns who is also a former prosecutor, we're about to hear from the u.s. attorney in boston about how she won -- not only the guilty verdict, but the sentence of death for dzhokhar tsarnaev with a federal jury. it was a federal jury, but, john, it was in boston.
and just, again, to put a fine point on it. only 34% of the time have federal juries voted for the death penalty. and i can't think of a single time when that happened in boston. >> well, i look at it this way there was the death penalty on usama bin laden, and i think as
a society there are certain crimes that you get your justice, and this is one of them . >> what are we going to hear ortiz? will she give you us details? >> well, i think she's going to say some very nice things to the jurors. they obviously had a long, horrific -- many, many weeks. the bottom line is every legal decision like this, begins human emotion. and these jurors had to feel the vast array of human emotions watching the destruction that took place.
they had to feel outraged, disgust, and most of all i think that was directed against the defendant who showed no indication of remorse whatsoever . >> by the way, we've talked before about how the parents of martin richards had lobbied the jury in favor against the death penalty. they were more for a life sentence. however, we just heard from a couple of other victims,
who nearly bled to death on the day of the bombing and whose mother lost both of her legs and she said and i'm quoting her my mother and i think he will go away and we will be able to move on. an eye for a eye. >> i think that's exactly what the jurors felt. i think this is an example of retribution and the federal law provides for that. it wasn't about deterring anything else. it was about saying to this man you deserve that you get to what you did. simple as that. >> david made an earlier
point. this jury had a wall put up in front of them, and that was from the parents of little martin richard who spoke before the jury and made very clear that they were against the death penalty and yet this jury and that's a heavy task. >> i think it is, but, you know, the jurors were there to do justice, not simply to act on behalf of one victim or one victim's family. and was clear to me that this jury took its responsibility very serious. it had a 21 page directive from the judge to follow. this was not something that they did in a lighthearted way or a meaningless way or in a superficial way. they believe they did justice and in their view justice was exacted today . >> john, you used to work for a u.s. attorney office in new york, we are also going to be hearing from the fbi, vince from the fbi in addition to the u.s. attorney, how closely do you think they cooperated?
did they open the books for dzhokhar tsarnaev to get the death sentence. >> absolutely. the relation between the u.s. attorney's office and the fbi is as close as can be. and the fbi is there to support the u.s. attorney's office, and i'm sure you'll see both lynch and the u.s. attorney of massachusetts make mention of the tireless efforts on behalf of the agents. >> we just want to remind people that the shot you're looking at is where the fbi members are expected to speak, this is downtown boston, you can see the house in the background and then of course the u.s. attorneys. we're awaiting their comments. we're going to take a break. the breaking news, we will interrupt that break if they come before those microphones, so stay tuned. we'll be right back i've smoked a lot
>> let's listen fill. >> the case has shown the world what a fair and impartial jury trial is like. even in the wake of horror and tragedy, we are not intimidated by acts of terror or radical years ideals on the contrary. this showcased an important american ideal that even the worst of the worst deserve a fair trial and due process of law. today the squir are has
spoken, and dzhokhar tsarnaev will pay for his life for his crimes. make no mistake. the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all muslims, this was not a religious crime, and it certainly does not reflect true muslim belief. it was a political crime designed to intimidate and coerce the united states. although the defendant claimed that him himself he was intimidated by older brother, the evidence did not bear that out. the defendant was an adult who came to believe in an ideology of hate, and he expressed those beliefs by killing, maiming, and patriots. today is not a day for celebration, it is not a day for political or moral debate. it is a debate for reflection and healing.
our thoughts should not turn away from the brothers for good, and remain with those who will live in our memorize for every. crystal marie campbell, martin richard, our thoughts and prayers should also be with the 17 brave individuals who lost limbs during the mayor shon bombing and all the other victims and survivors who still hope with injury, loss, and are still healing. as well as our hearts should be with this great city of boston. after two years of investigating this case and 12 weeks of trial, it is time to turn thee in this chapter. i want to briefly acknowledge the hard working commitment of the investigators, the prosecutors, and the victim witness advocates in this case in particular assistant u.s. attorneys william, nadine, and
steve melon. anyone who has watched their work over the past few years, knows that the united states has not been better represented. their commitment not only in the courtroom, but to the victims and the survivors themselves has been incredible. i also want to thank all of my law enforcement partners. local state and federal agencies in particular the fbi who along with the jtts as well as boston police department and massachusetts state police, watertown and mit police worked tirelessly from the very beginning to find those responsible for these crimes and to assist in holding them accountable. i have never been prouder to be a part of such a dedicated part of law enforcement officials. and now i'm going to turn it over to my colleague, vince, the special agent in charge for the fbi's boston field
office. >> good afternoon. first i would like to thank the amazing team that came together in the face of this horrible tragedy. and i don't just mean the team represented right here on this podium. i mean the first responders and the health care professionals who jumped into action on that horrible day and acted so heroically and worked side by side and worked as one team gather a tremendous amount of evidence that was used to convict this terrorist. the one thing the people need to know is that the fbi and the law enforcement partners we show up to work every single day for the victims, who rely on us to bring these people to justice. and that's just what we did here. but the most amazing thing was the inspiration and the motivation that these victims gave us every single day. their unimaginable strength with the constant reminder to us of why we had to keep
pushing forward in pursuing every single lead. so to the victims, i just want to say thank you. your strength is nothing but inspirational and continue to show up every day for victims of all crimes. >> any questions? >> [inaudible] >> i read their letter, and i responded to it. i believe the globe wrote a piece containing my remarks at the time that what they say their position was very, very important to me. it had a great impact as well as really what also the other victims and survivors that i have encountered in this case had said and that we came to this decision of pursuing the death penalty not lightly, and when i say "we," the department of justice, the
attorney general who approved it, and there was a long careful process in which there was a tremendous amount of input from different levels of >> and the department of justice. and when the attorney general approved it, based on the -- the nature of the crimes in this case and the degree of the harm, we then continued on that path. yes. >> the death verdict was not returned for officer collier? [inaudible] >> i would say that i don't want to comment on my personal feelings. i will say this: the jury had a really difficult job to do. and this was not an easy result for them to arrive at. and it was clear that they've been so attentive and so
thorough. we appreciate the incredible service they've provided. what they have been through. so we're really gratified with their service. and i will be reaching out to the collier family. and i will personally be talking to them. [inaudible] >> i don't want to speculate on that. i would believe so after all the appellate process and so forth i agree it's a long process. [inaudible] >> the investigations have been so thorough and exhaustive. if somebody had anything to do with this bombing, we brought them to justice. at least the brothers. what about dzhokhar tsarnaev's wife? >> i won't comment on anyone
that has not been convicted. (?) [inaudible] what happens today, in terms of where he goes and the county? >> well, right now, mr. tsarnaev will remain in custody of the u.s. marshals. there is another proceeding, a huge proceeding that remains to be completed. and that is a sentencing hearing. there will be a sentencing hearing that will be scheduled. we don't know when. as you heard in court, the judge scheduled the status conference, a death status conference, i would hope and expect that they would discuss when the sentencing hearing will be scheduled. at which point, victims and survivors will have an opportunity to make an impact statement in writing. we've already solicited written impact statements from victims and survivors. but some obviously will be given the opportunity to be heard in court. so we'll figure that out. but there will be a ste
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