U.S. Supreme Court mulls reinstating Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

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Reuters

By Lawrence Hurley and Nate Raymond WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in the federal government’s bid to reinstate Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence for his role in the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Despite President Joe Biden’s stated goal to eliminate capital punishment at the federal level, his administration opted to carry out an appeal – initially launched by the Justice Department under his predecessor Donald Trump – of a lower court ruling overturning Tsarnaev’s death sentence. No fe…

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