Supreme Court to Review Abolition of the Death Penalty for Boston Marathon | Abroad

On Monday, the US Supreme Court agreed to review the abolition of the death penalty for Jawhar Tsarnaev, who committed an attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013. Former US President Donald Trump’s administration had asked the court in October to reconsider this decision.

Dzhochar Tsarnaev, now 27, dropped two local bombs along the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, along with his brother Tamerlan. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured.

Sentenced to death in June 2015. His brother was killed in a shootout with police a few days after the attack.

On July 31, the Boston Court of Appeals overturned Tsarnaev’s death sentence. The reason for this is that there are irregularities in jury selection. Two of the jurors were already convinced that Tsarnaev was guilty.

But Trump criticized this decision and asked the Supreme Court to reconsider it. Although his Democratic successor, Joe Biden, said he was against the ruling, his government allowed the Republican government’s request to proceed, and on Monday, the court judges approved the request. Without explanation as usual.

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