Category: David Rossman

What the suicide-by-text case has in common with a 19th-century trial David Rossman, School of Law The case against Michelle Carter, a doe-eyed Massachusetts teen accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages, is both disturbing and unusual… Expert quote: “If you can be convicted of murder by persuading or convincing someone else to kill themselves, you can certainly be convicted of […]

Boston bombing trial: Should juror have known about victim’s family’s wishes?

Christian Science Monitor David Rossman, School of Law A juror in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber has said in a new interview that he may not have supported the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he had known that some victims’ families supported a life sentence instead… View full article quoting expert David […]

Experts Media Alert – BU Law professors available for comment on Boston bomber trial

The following Boston University School of Law professors are available to comment on the Tsarnaev trial as it proceeds over the next several months: David Rossman is the director of BU Law’s Criminal Law Clinical Programs and also teaches courses in teaches courses in criminal procedure, criminal trial practice, criminal trial advocacy and issues in criminal justice. […]