The end of the 2015 Boston Marathon will barely be in the books before the city’s attention returns to the end of the 2013 race.
On Tuesday morning, the penalty phase of the trial against convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins at federal court.
This second phase will look different than the first, according to former federal prosecutor Brian Kelly, now a partner at Boston law firm Nixon/Peabody.
“It’s no longer about guilt or innocence,” Kelly said. “Now it’s about whether the death penalty should apply here.”