The Boston area is now the scene of an upcoming trial which will test the ideas of life or death. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sits in a solitary cell where he has the entire day and night alone with his thoughts about his heinous behavior a little over a year ago when he and his brother set off bombs during the Boston Marathon that led to the deaths of three people, resulted in the loss of legs for sixteen people and left another 260 wounded. I have no idea as to what this young man thinks about each day and night. I have no idea as to whether he is confused, angry, frightened, or lives in sorrow and regret. I doubt if in his wildest dreams he ever thought the destruction he wrought would ever occur. However, the reality is that death was his companion on that eventful day. His brother in crime is dead, his family is frightened and some of his friends who thought they were loyal now reside in jail.
His attorney, Judy Clarke is raising an important legal question. Can this trial take place in Boston before an impartial jury of 12 people? Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States of America who opposes the death penalty is urging that it be the aim of this trial. There is not a doubt in the world that Guilty will be the verdict of this trial. Ms. Clarke raises an issue that fair minded people must consider. Should the trial be shifted to a new venue?