Supreme Court To Consider Reinstating Death Sentence For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Supreme Court announced Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Last summer, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit vacated the death sentence for Tsarneav. The Supreme Court justices have now agreed to hear an appeal that was filed by the Trump administration.

Suffolk University Professor of Law Rosanna Cavallaro said this move is not surprising.

“It’s always about not the particular case, but about the issue that it raises,” she said. “The issue in the Tsarnaev case was not does he or does he not deserve a death sentence, but did the trial judge do a good job or thorough enough job vetting the jury?”

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Cavallaro added a tough part for the victims’ families is that the case will continue on.

“They want an end. They want to say ‘That happened and it’s done and now we’re moving forward with our lives,’” Cavallaro said.

The Supreme Court will hear the case in the fall.

WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports

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