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Victims and their families react to decision to seek death penalty

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(MyFoxBoston.com) -- Some victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and their family members expressed their satisfaction with Thursday's announcement that the federal government will seek the death penalty against alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Attorney General Eric Holder, who had the final say in whether or not to pursue the death penalty in the case, had to make the decision by Friday.

A victim from Stoneham, Marc Fucarile, lost his right leg and much of his other leg was burnt. He also now has to wear a hearing aid.

Fucarile said he doesn't have an all-encompassing opinion of the death penalty, but in Tsarnaev's case his opinion is clear.

"I think it was case to case is how I feel with the death penalty. I mean something as blatant and something as clear and obvious as this case, I'm for the death penalty, you know, but then I go back and forth with that because I feel like the death penalty is a little too easy. You know, I'd rather have somebody like that suffer," Fucarile said.

Liz Norden, mother of two marathon bombing victims who each lost a leg, said that she agrees with the decision to seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev.

"I just think it's kind of a relief," Norden said.

She went on to say that her sons, JP and Paul, do not have an opinion regarding the issue.

"You know my boys have remained the same the whole time, they don't really give an opinion," she said.

Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, the mother and daughter who were injured in the blasts, released a short statement.

"They have taken enough from us and many others and we trust in the U.S. Legal System to do its job," it read.

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