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Norden Brothers To Focus on Recovery Not Trial

Attorney General to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing case.

J.P. and Paul Norden were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing and have written a book. Credit: Norden Brothers Facebook.
J.P. and Paul Norden were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing and have written a book. Credit: Norden Brothers Facebook.

Although the U.S. Attorney General’s office announced last week that it will seek the death penalty in the trial against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing, Stoneham brothers J.P. and Paul Norden are focusing on their recovery right now.

In a statement on their public Facebook page, the J.P. and Paul said:

At this time, we have decided that we will continue to focus primarily on our recovery and remain keenly committed to learning our "new normal," furthering our healing process.

We live every minute of every day due to the gutless actions and results of two radicals. We feel talking about it in a public venue now, only offers the terrorist potential comfort in knowing he and his cowardly brother perpetrated so much destruction and why show him any regard when he has clearly refused to acknowledge even remotely, that he possesses any regrets.

In conclusion, we are confident that the Justice Department and the US Attorney General will do what’s right for us, the four victims, their families, the other survivors and every civilian there that day and most of all, for the United States of America.

The Nordens’ mother, Liz, told WHDH-7 News that she felt the death penalty was an “important” option for jurors to have in the trial.

While Liz Norden will attend the trial, the brothers have said they will not.

The brothers were at the finish line of the Marathon and were injured with several friends. They have written a book about their ordeal and their lives and recovery.


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