“Rarely has anyone deserved the death penalty more than Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,” Trump tweeted. “The federal government must again call for the death penalty when this chapter of the original trial is resumed.”
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit’s 1st Court of Appeals on Friday upheld much of Tsarnaev’s conviction, but ordered a new trial on the sentence Tsarnaev should receive for crimes carrying the death penalty of which he was convicted.
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The federal government is reviewing the decision. Prosecutors could ask the full court of appeals to reconsider or appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
US court overturns death penalty for Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan set off a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the world-famous race in 2013, tearing apart the crowded crowd, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.
Tsarnaev admitted his crimes after his conviction in 2015 and apologized to the victims.