FBI via APDzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. On July 31, 2020, a federal appeals court overturned the death sentence. (FBI via AP)
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who with his brother placed two pressure-cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
WBZ-TV reported that a panel of three judges for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision to order a new penalty phase in the case.
The appeals court stated that in his trial, Tsarnaev’s jurors were not properly vetted for bias by the presiding judge.
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is located in Boston, where Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan placed bombs near the