WASHINGTON, March 4 — The US Supreme Court today reinstated the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013.
A court of appeals had vacated Tsarnaev’s death sentence but it was reinstated by the conservative-dominated Supreme Court in a 6-3 vote.
Federal executions resumed under former president Donald Trump but were halted after Joe Biden took office in January 2021.
Tsarnaev was 19 when he and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev planted two homemade bombs near the finish line of the April 15, 2013, race, killing three people and injuring 264 others.
On the run, the two also killed a policeman. Tamerlan was killed in a gunfight with police. — AFP