by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D. Managing Director, Jury & Trial Consulting A2L Consulting It must be so hard to defend someone as unpopular as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and plead for his life, while he does everything to make it harder. How does one lessen his involvement when he carried out so many explicit and intentional acts and has been so consistent: remorseless. He shed no tears for the 3 civilians and 1 M.I.T. police officer killed, the 264 people injured, or the countless others traumatized. Instead, he went and got a sandwich. When his brother was killed, did he turn himself in and say, “I didn’t want to do it; I’m so sorry; my brother made me.”? No.