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Reaction to Boston Marathon bombing suspect and death penalty
News that the suspected Boston bomber may die, if convicted, is getting mixed reviews.
Jim Armstrong spoke to some whose lives were directly affected by historic blast.
I just think it's a step moving forward.
Small steps forward are what define the Norden family these days.
Brothers Paul and J.P. each lost their right leg at the Marathon's finish line.
Their mom, Liz, welcomes the news that the alleged bomber might die, if found guilty.
"I don't know if happy is the correct word but I'm just glad that the option is on the table for the juries and I support the decision."
At the finish line late Thursday, conflicted feelings about the news. Even among people who were there that day.
"I was just down the street a little bit yeah."
Nicole Mortimer was there to cheer on her girlfriend who was pulled off the course as the bombs exploded.
"I'm really against the death penalty in all cases, including this one it's not going to bring anyone back or help people heal."
Megan Marina disagrees.
She was standing with friends right between the two blast sites on Marathon Monday.
"I was never for the death penalty but when it kind of hit this close to home, I guess, I don't want to see him live to tell you the truth."
It's a lot to wrestle with and reactions are deeply personal.
"I just think, part of the healing process for myself and I'm solely speaking for myself is that this is going in the direction that I was hoping it would go in."