July 4, 2022

Supreme Court sentences Boston bomber to death again: NPR

The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Johor Sarnev. The judges, by a 6-3 vote on Friday, accepted the Biden administration’s arguments that it was wrong to overturn the death sentence imposed on Gernev for his role in the bombing.

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The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Johor Sarnev. The judges, by a 6-3 vote on Friday, accepted the Biden administration’s arguments that it was wrong to overturn the death sentence imposed on Gernev for his role in the bombing.

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U.S. Supreme Court Dzokhar Tsarnaev was again sentenced to deathConvicted Boston Marathon Bomber.

All Liberal judges were 6 to 3 votes in favor.

The Supreme Court was reviewing the verdict of a federal appellate court in Boston overturning the death sentence imposed on Tsarnaev. The 2013 attack killed three people and injured hundreds.

When the case came up for hearing in October last year, the judges focused on the trial judge’s refusal to allow evidence that the defense had claimed that the 19 – year – old Joker was under the influence of his seven – year – old brother, Tamarlan, during the bombing. . On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the judge will not allow the jury to hear evidence that Tamerlon allegedly slit the throats of three people in Waltham, Masil, two years before the bombing.

Judge Elena Kagan questioned whether the defendant had missed that evidence during the sentencing phase, and that defense should be allowed to show why the defendant was less guilty and not deserving of the death penalty. Judge Stephen Fryer seems to agree.

At the time, many of the court’s conservatives noted that all of Waltham’s participants in the murders were now dead – Tamerlane and a friend who identified him as the killer: Tamerlane after a shootout with police following the Boston bombings; A month later he attacked FBI agents.

When Attorney General Merrick Garland reviews it, the judicial injunction on federal executions is in effect.