The Supreme Court said Monday it could reimpose Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence. The case will not be heard until the fall, and it is unclear if President Joe Biden and his administration will seek a death sentence.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden “has grave concerns about whether capital punishment as currently implemented is consistent with the values that are fundamental to our sense of justice and fairness. He has also expressed his horror at the events of that day and Tsarnaev’s actions,” the AP reported.
Tsarnaev is now 27 and was convicted of all 30 charges for the bombs detonated at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. However, his defense argued that he was not the mastermind behind the attack — it was older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police.
Three were killed, 260 were injured, including 17 who lost limbs.
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—By CNJ Staff