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Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: July 31, 2020 04:16 PM

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston issued the decision more than six months after arguments were heard in the case.

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Tsarnaev’s lawyers had argued that intense media coverage had made it impossible to have a fair trial in Boston.

The April 15, 2013, attack killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Tsarnaev was convicted on 30 charges, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction. 
 

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