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Westchester residents split over Moussaoui life sentence

? Reaction is mixed across Westchester to the life without parole handed down Wednesday to confessed September 11th conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. In Greenburgh, where a memorial depicts the 231 local

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2006, 3:08 AM

Updated 6,621 days ago

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? Reaction is mixed across Westchester to the life without parole handed down Wednesday to confessed September 11th conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.
In Greenburgh, where a memorial depicts the 231 local victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks, emotion is running high. In West Harrison, friends Rosemarie Verano and Cheryl Olivier are divided when it comes to Moussaoui?s fate. Verano denounces the death penalty and feels justice was served. Olivier feels the terrorist should die because he helped to take lives by withholding information.
The Virginia jury of nine men and three women reached their decision because they did not unanimously vote to execute Moussaoui. Moussaoui confessed that he helped plan to fly planes into the World Trade Center and the U.S. Capitol. However, his attorneys argued he is psychotic and had minimal knowledge of the plan.
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