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Supreme Court to decide whether to reinstate death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court will review the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and decide whether to reinstate his death sentence.

According to a schedule posted to the Supreme Court’s website, Justices will review Tsarnaev’s case on October 13.

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In 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals vacated the death sentence for Tsarnaev. It claimed the trial court didn’t adequately take into account jury bias and also how much Tamerlan Tsarnaev influenced his younger brother.

The Department of Justice has since asked the Supreme Court to reinstate Tsarnaev’s death penalty.

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The Tsarnaev brothers are responsible for setting off bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013 that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed after a gunfight with police and was run over by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he fled the area.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found bloodied and wounded in a boat that was parked in the back yard of a Watertown home.

If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty is not reinstated, he will continue to serve life sentences in federal prison.

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