A man who lost his leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing ripped the decision of an appellate court Friday to toss the the death sentence and overturn three of the convictions of terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
“It’s ridiculous,” Marc Fucarile said when asked about the ruling on the local Boston WEEI radio show “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria.”
Fucarile — who lost his right leg during the second of two finish-line explosions that killed three and left more than 260 wounded in April 2013 — said the case should be clear cut.
“The guy did this. Put him to rest,” Fucarile said of Tsarnaev, 27, who will now receive a new penalty-phase trial to decide whether he should be executed over the bombings.
“It really is that simple and anybody who says ‘no its not that simple …’ No. It is,” Fucarile continued. “He did this, he said he did this to all these people. Put him to rest, bury him, put him under the jail.”
The decision not only affects all of the bombing victims, but their families as well, Fucarile said.
“Its not fair to these people and the family members.”
Fucarile described how his 12-year-old son, who was 5 at the time of the attacks, will sometimes burst into tears when thinking about the injuries his father sustained.
“My son cries out of nowhere sometimes [and says] ‘I want him dead … the guy that hurt you … he screwed up your life. He changed you.’”
“I said ‘Gavin, I’m not changed buddy … [but] the pain I’m in all the time, it limits my patience and I work on that, I try,” Fucarile said.
Fucarile’s own father is “beside himself.”
“Not being able to protect me. If someone hurts your kid, your family, you want him dead …,” he said.
“And all these people are doing to protect [Tsarnaev]. It’s a joke.”