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Judge Ordered to Look for Bias in Boston Marathon Jurors

Appeals court ruling could put death sentence in play

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the judge who oversaw Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial to investigate the defense's claims of juror bias and determine whether his death sentence should stand. The Boston-based 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals did not throw out Tsarnaev's death...

Supreme Court Reinstates Tsarnaev's Death Sentence

Conservative majority rules Boston Marathon bomber received a fair trial

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The justices, by a 6-3 vote Friday, agreed with the Biden administration's arguments that a federal appeals court was wrong to throw out the sentence of death a jury imposed on Tsarnaev for his...

Judge: Tsarnaev's COVID Payment Can Go to Victims

Stimulus payment can be used toward restitution, court rules

(Newser) - A US District Court judge agreed to let federal prosecutors use convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's $1,400 COVID-19 stimulus payment, as well as other money held in his inmate trust account, to help pay the millions of dollars he was ordered to pay his victims, the Wall ...

SCOTUS Seems to Lean Toward Death for Tsarnaev

The court heard oral arguments Wednesday

(Newser) - The Supreme Court sounded ready Wednesday to reinstate the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In more than 90 minutes of arguments, the court's six conservative justices seemed likely to embrace the Biden administration's argument that a federal appeals court mistakenly threw out Tsarnaev's...

Here Are the Big Cases SCOTUS Will Hear This Term

Abortion, gun rights, state secrets are on the docket

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has begun a momentous new term, back in the courtroom after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. Eight of the nine justices took the bench at 10am Monday for the first arguments of the new term. Justice Brett Kavanaugh is participating remotely from his...

Court May Reinstate Boston Bomber's Death Sentence

Supreme Court agrees to consider Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , presenting President Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment. The justices agreed to hear an appeal filed by the Trump administration, which carried out executions of 13 federal...

Boston Bomber Sues Feds After His Hat Is Taken Away

Tsarnaev says he is being mistreated at Supermax

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013 took the lives of three people and caused 17 others to lose limbs, is complaining about his hat being taken away. The Supermax inmate is suing the federal government for $250,000, alleging that mistreatment has contributed to his...

Boston Bomber Appeals: Nix Conviction, Death Sentence

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers say he should never have been tried in Boston

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys don't deny their client was behind the "heinous" 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, along with his late brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But they're now appealing the 25-year-old's conviction and death sentence, arguing that publicity before the trial in Boston was so prevalent and "...

Tsarnaev Tried to Make a Deal in Order to Save His Life

Boston Marathon bomber promised 'certain kinds of cooperation'

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tried to make a deal to save his life but prosecutors turned him down, according to newly unsealed court documents. The documents state that in the course of plea negotiations, Tsarnaev "offered to provide certain kinds of cooperation and assistance" and a guilty plea...

Al-Qaeda: 'Gravest Consequences' if US Executes Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death last year

(Newser) - The leader of al-Qaeda is threatening the US with the "gravest consequences" if Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is executed, the Guardian reports. "If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim, [it] will bring America's nationals the gravest consequences," Ayman al-Zawahri...

Judge to Tsarnaev: No New Trial
Judge to Tsarnaev:
No New Trial

Judge to Tsarnaev: No New Trial

Instead, he's ordered to pay $101M

(Newser) - A federal judge on Friday rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 's bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution. The restitution order, issued by Judge George O'Toole Jr., is seen as largely symbolic because...

Tsarnaev Juror Changes Mind About Death Penalty

He didn't know 8-year-old victim's parents opposed it

(Newser) - During the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, jurors saw and heard heartbreaking testimony about the final moments of 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. What they didn't hear about was the fact that Martin's parents didn't want Tsarnaev to get the death...

Tsarnaev Finally Speaks
 Tsarnaev Finally Speaks 

Tsarnaev Finally Speaks

He apologizes, and judge makes death sentence official

(Newser) - He's sorry. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally spoke publicly today about his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, admitting his guilt in court and apologizing to the victims and their families. “I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I have caused, and for the terrible...

10 Tough Things the Victims Said to Tsarnaev

Relatives, survivors have their say before sentencing

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to be sentenced to death today, but survivors and victims' relatives were given a chance to address the court beforehand. Some examples, from the AP , WBUR , and the Boston Globe :
  • Bill Richard: “He chose to do nothing to prevent all of this from happening,"

One Last Tsarnaev Question to Be Answered Today

Boston bomber will be sentenced to death—but will he speak?

(Newser) - A nun says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expressed remorse, while prosecutors played video of him giving the finger to a security camera. But today, secondhand narratives and hand gestures may give way to words straight out of the Boston Marathon bomber's mouth during his sentencing, NBC News reports. Although defense lawyers...

Man Under Terror Surveillance Killed in Boston

Also: Tsarnaev friend gets 6 years

(Newser) - Two prominent terror-related stories out of Boston today:
  • Suspect killed: A police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a man who had been under surveillance as a terror suspect this morning, reports the Boston Globe . The man identified as Usaama Rahim pulled a "military-style" knife when confronted

Here's What Happens Next to Tsarnaev

He's now the 62nd person on federal death row

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection yesterday, making him the 62nd person on federal death row. But he won't be executed for years—maybe decades—as the appeals process runs its course. Here's the timeline:
  • Sentencing hearing: Judge George O'Toole Jr.

Tsarnaev Victim: It's an 'Eye for an Eye'

Injured woman hopes decision finally brings closure

(Newser) - One of the reactions to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death penalty sentence in heavy circulation comes from Sydney Corcoran, who was severely injured in the attack and whose mother lost both her legs. Her tweet :
  • “My mother and I think that NOW he will go away and we will be

Death Penalty for Tsarnaev
 Death Penalty for Tsarnaev 

Death Penalty for Tsarnaev

Verdict comes after 14 hours of deliberations in Boston Marathon bombing trial

(Newser) - Jurors have decided that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. The decision to give the 21-year-old the death penalty came after 14 hours of deliberations. The appeals process could drag on for years, however. The AP reports that Tsarnaev showed little reaction to the...

Tsarnaev's Fate in Jury's Hands

Attorneys spar in closing arguments of Boston Bomber's trial

(Newser) - Now Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate is up to the jury: either life in prison or the death sentence. Attorneys made their closing arguments today in the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial, with prosecutors focusing on the carnage he helped inflict and defense attorneys on his reported remorse, the Boston ...

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