US Appeals Court Overturns Boston Marathon Bomber Death Sentence

Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (photo credit: AP/Federal Bureau of Investigation/File)

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 27-year-old Kyrgyz-American man found guilty in 2015 of the Boston Marathon bombings two years prior, has had his death sentence overturned by a US appeals court on Friday, Reuters reported.

On remand, then, the district court must enter judgments of acquittal on the relevant §924(c) charges, empanel a new jury, and preside over a new trial strictly limited to what penalty Dzhokhar should get on the death-eligible counts,” the court decision reads.

And just to be crystal clear: because we are affirming the convictions (excluding the §924(c) convictions) and the many life sentences imposed on those remaining counts (which Dzhokhar has not challenged), Dzhokhar will remain confined to prison for the rest of his life, with the only question remaining being whether the government will end his life by executing him,” the court continued.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, were previously found guilty of placing the bombs that killed three people and injured 280 others who were part of the crowds near the finish line for Boston’s annual marathon race, Sputnik reported.

Tamerlan died a few days after the terror attack