Top US court to weigh restoring Boston Marathon bomber death sentence

Washington (AFP) – The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether to reinstate the death penalty for one of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers — setting up a potential dilemma for President Joe Biden who opposes capital punishment. The previous Donald Trump administration asked the high court to weigh in on the case after a federal appeals court overturned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence. Tsarnaev, 27, was 19 when he and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev planted two home-made bombs near the finish line of the April 15, 2013 race, killing three people and injuring 264 others. On the…

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