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04/08/2015 15:57 EDT | Updated 06/08/2015 01:12 EDT

Some Canadians who witnessed 2013 Boston Marathon support death penalty for bomber

Canadians who were in Boston at the time of the fatal 2013 bombings that rocked the city say they're pleased that one of the attackers has been convicted, but have mixed feelings about his ultimate fate.Twenty-one-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty today on all 30 counts against him — 17 of those counts are punishable by death.Some Canadians believe Tsarnaev should face the death penalty for helping to create and detonate the two shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.But one argues that a life sentence behind bars is the best way to send a message to other would-be attackers.More than 2,000 Canadians were registered to take part in the 2013 marathon.None of them were among the fatalities.