• Boston Marathon bombing Aug 12

    Feds Get More Time to Weigh Boston Marathon Bomber Appeal

    A federal appeals court has agreed to give prosecutors another month to decide their next step after the court tossed Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week said prosecutors can have until Sept. 14 to file a petition asking the full court to rehear the case. The government’s petition was...

  • Boston Marathon bombing Aug 1

    Court Tosses Boston Marathon Bomber's Death Sentence

    A federal appeals court Friday 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...

  • Boston Marathon bombing Dec 12, 2019

    Did Boston Marathon Bomber Get Fair Trial? Court Hears Arguments

    The Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers urged a federal court to overturn their client’s death sentence, arguing Thursday that intense media coverage and signs of juror bias led to an unfair trial. The three-judge panel didn’t render a decision after hearing from both sides for about an hour each.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of all 30 charges against him,...

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