Supreme Court Considers Reinstating Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bomber Case

Supreme Court Considers Reinstating Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bomber Case


The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case to ultimately decide whether to reinstate the Boston Marathon Bomber’s death sentence — a verdict rendered in district court but overturned in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

The case surrounds the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrated by the defendant, now-28-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and his brother Tamerlan, who is dead. Both Tsarnaev and his brother, radicalized Islamic extremists, set off pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 260 people were wounded. The pair later killed an officer before Tamerlan was ultimately killed in a shootout with police.

The Court heard oral arguments

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