The 19 year old Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured alive Friday night. While he had sustained some major injuries, thankfully he is still alive and now answering questions through writing:
The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, who was seriously wounded and unable to speak, is awake and responding in writing to questions from authorities, according to tweets by ABC and NBC news networks.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in the intensive care unit of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is responding sporadically, the ABC news network reported on its Twitter feed.
NBC’s Pete Williams is also reporting Tsarnaev is writing answers to questions from law enforcement.
I saw and heard so many people upset that the suspect was still alive, instead wishing that the police would have just killed him. But we live in a world of terrorism, where intelligence is the best key. The best place to gain that intelligence is through captured suspects we can question. It’s really hard to question someone once they are dead.
So I am thankful we were able to capture Tsarnaev and not kill him. We may be able to get information from him to prevent the next attack, which could be much larger. We may also find out motive and connections, which can lead to a much larger picture.
Sure we want to see the worst happen to a monster that can so easily kill and injure so many innocent people, but we also want to stop this from happening in the future. Hopefully law enforcement gains lots of valuable information from him. After that, give him a trial and let him face the death penalty, but not until we use him for everything we can.