Boston Marathon Bomber Asks To Overturn Conviction, Toss Death Sentence

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to toss his death penalty sentence and overturn his conviction for killing three people and injuring more than 260 others in the 2013 bombing attack, according to multiple reports.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers, in a brief filed in the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals, claim their client could not have received a fair trial in Boston, where reports about the bombing saturated the news.

The attorneys are arguing that the case should have been moved out of the city, as it was “traumatized by the bombings, ordered to shelter in place during the manhunt, saturated by prejudicial publicity and united in the Boston Strong movement,” the AP reported.


Read more at The Hill.




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