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Wednesday 7 December 2016

a DUBLIN runner who survived the Boston Marathon bombing said the death penalty was a "fitting punishment" for the cowardly killer.

a DUBLIN runner who survived the Boston Marathon bombing said the death penalty was a "fitting punishment" for the cowardly killer.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (21) showed no emotion when sentenced to death by a jury in Boston after he and his brother placed two bombs at the finishing line of the race in 2013.

Greg Fitzsimons (42), from Whitehall, had just passed the line when the first bomb went off.

"It is definitely the right decision to bring closure to the victims' families," Greg told the Herald.

Prosecutors opened their case in the penalty phase with a startling photo of the bomber giving the finger to a security camera in his jail cell months after his arrest.

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