Court Overturns Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence
A federal appeals court says the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.
- Published 31 July 2020
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A federal appeals court July 31 threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial on whether the 27-year-old Tsarnaev should be executed for the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. “But make no mistake: Dzhokhar…