Statement by Police Commissioner William Evans Regarding the Attorney General's Authorization of the Death Penalty in the Case Against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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"Given the vicious nature of the crime, the lives lost and the hundreds injured on that fateful day, today's decision to seek the death penalty seems appropriate. But on this day, I find myself thinking less about punishment and more about the people impacted.  As such, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu and Officer Sean Collier as they continue to mourn and make sense of a day none of us will ever forget."