USA Today reports:
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a government appeal to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, granting review of a lower court’s ruling that errors during the trial had tainted the sentencing.
Tsarnaev, 27, was convicted of dozens of crimes in the 2013 terror attack that killed three people and received a death sentence in 2015. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit threw out the death sentence last year, finding that the judge in the trial failed to ensure a fair jury after wall-to-wall media coverage of the attack.
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BREAKING: Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s vacated death sentences could be reinstated, now that the Supreme Court has agreed to scrutinize the appeals court ruling in his favor.https://t.co/KufABOmshn
— Bloomberg Law (@BLaw) March 22, 2021
THIS JUST IN (@AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The justices agreed to hear an appeal filed by the Trump administration. @KATUNews #LiveDesk
FYI: The case won't be heard until the fall pic.twitter.com/XYCiOgCfu9
— Evan Schreiber (@SchreiberEvan) March 22, 2021