WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has renewed the death sentence of Jahor Tsarnaev, convicted at the Boston Marathon.
Judges in a 6-3 vote on Friday agreed with the Biden administration’s argument that the federal appeals court was wrong to overturn the death sentence handed down by a jury to Tsarnaev for his involvement in the blast that killed three people near the finish line. marathon in 2013.
The First U.S. District Court of Appeals in Boston ruled in 2020 that a judge improperly ruled out evidence that could show that Tsarnaev was deeply influenced by his older brother Tamerlane, and was for some reason less responsible for the massacre. The Court of Appeals also accused the judge of insufficiently questioning the jury about their exposure to extensive coverage in the news of the blast.