Appeals court overturns death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

Appeals court overturns death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

An appeals court has vacated the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The three-judge panel wrote that in the earlier verdict, the judge did not vet the jury properly with regard to possible bias stemming from pretrial publicity. Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 2013 attack. The US Attorney’s office said they are reviewing the opinion.

Chris
Chris
Cooper
Cooper 1 weeks

Good! State sanctioned murder is barbaric and is not a deterrent. He becomes a martyr and revered by other radicalized dissidence groups. He should be in a classroom every day. He should be educated and reformed. He is clearly a child who was lead down the wrong path. No one is born evil. These extremists are created. Think of it this way: there's no such thing as a bad dog, just bad dog owners. Apply that same adage to teens and young adults. It takes a village. Somehow society failed this young man. Teach him how he is wrong. Turn him around and maybe he helps prevent the next one. Prisons are supposed to reform, not criminalize further or kill.

Josh
Josh 1 weeks

What is the point of having a death sentence if no one actually uses it? Death penalty is not a deterrent for anyone, it’s purpose is to remove the members of society who have proved they are not fit to function in a civilized society.

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