By Tyler Mitchell and Emilee Renwick
Should the Boston Marathon bomber be put to death?
“I don’t believe he should be put to death. Just looking at it from a Catholic perspective, I think everyone should have the chance to try and make up for their wrongdoings however unlikely it is that he would actually do so. I think he should have the chance to try to become a better person in prison obviously.”
Ty Balduf – Sophomore – Marketing and Mathematics – Algonquin, Ill.
“I think the death penalty is right, especially if that is the state’s policy. And I have family members who run marathons myself. So if I were to have a family member get killed, that would be devastating. So I definitely think the death penalty is the way to go.”
Tim Martinez – Junior – Radio/TV Production – Bettendorf, IA
“Yeah, I think he should since he was the cause of all the chaos. He kind of had it coming since people died.”
Tori Zlomic – Freshman – Pre-med Chemistry – Wilmington, IL
“I do. I don’t believe in keeping people in prison for a long period of time. I think it’s more of a waste of money and I do believe in the death penalty. I feel like for what he did, he should be put to death.”
Hannah Zinger – Sophomore – Nursing – Davenport, IA
“I don’t think so. It’s probably an unpopular opinion. I just don’t believe in the death penalty. I mean I know he obviously killed other people, but I don’t believe people have the right to take away life regardless of what that person has done.”
Kayla Kuffel – Sophomore – English – Kewanee, Ill.