As the debate surrounding the bombings in Boston – and the subsequent investigation – grows to include everything from Miranda rights to enemy combatant status and a potential death penalty, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Arnold Schwarzenegger to offer his insight and perspective.
Joining Piers Morgan live and in studio as part of the program's recently created "In The Chair" segment, the former California governor offered a firm position:
"When it comes to the death penalty, yes, I believe in the death penalty," noted the bodybuilding champion turned actor turned politician. "We've had the death penalty here for years now, in California. People try to reverse it all the time. I was all for it. During my term, there were several people that were punished."
In Los Angeles this week speaking about immigration reform at the University of Southern California, Schwarzenegger shared his opinion on the case currently polarizing the nation.
"Would you execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, if he's convicted?" asked the host.
"I don't know the whole story," said the guest. "I think that the courts should play this out. Then we see what comes out of that. If convicted, I think that yeah, he should get the death penalty. Yes."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Schwarzenegger explains why he feels the case of the Boston Marathon bombings has less to do with immigration then simply someone "going off the deep end," as has happened previously in American history.
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