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Chief Justices Uphold Death Sentence for Boston Bomber

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing perpetrator has yet again been sentenced to death. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 28, from Kyrgyzstan, was already convicted in 2015, but an appeals court in Boston ruled in 2020 that the sentence should be reconsidered.


The U.S. Supreme Court has now upheld the death penalty by six votes to three.

The six conservative chief justices are thus siding with the Justice Department, which had appealed the decision of the Boston court under former President Donald Trump. However, the administration of President Joe Biden has announced that it will no longer carry out death sentences at the national level.

American Tsarnaev committed the marathon attack with two homemade bombs in a pressure cooker, killing three people and injuring more than 260. He committed the attack with his brother Tamerlan, who was shot dead by the police a few days later during a chase.

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