A bomb attack in 2013 killed three and injured 264 people.
The United States the Supreme Court intends to consider the possible reinstatement of a man convicted of a Boston Marathon bombing.
A federal appellate court overturned the man’s death sentence last summer. After that, the then president Donald Trump demanded a new death sentence for the man on Twitter.
Trump, who supports the death penalty, says hardly anyone has earned the death penalty as much as the “Boston bomber”.
The Trump administration’s Department of Justice appealed the appellate court’s decision to the Supreme Court. At the time, the Ministry of Justice was also headed by the Minister of Justice, who supported the death penalty Bill Barr.
A bomb attack in 2013 killed three and injured 264 people. Two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon race.
Now the 27-year-old man was sentenced to death in 2015. He has admitted he made a blow with his big brother. The man was 19 years old at the time of the bombing.
The convict’s older brother died in a firefight with police four days after the attack. During their escape, the duo also killed police.
The current president opposes the death penalty
According to the summer’s decision, the man is to be given a new sentencing hearing, where the new jury can decide whether to sentence him to death again. The Massachusetts Court of Appeals based its decisions on shortcomings in the neutrality of the selection of the original trial jury.
However, the court upheld the majority of the convictions the man received and he is nevertheless set to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The Supreme Court may either uphold the decision of the Court of Appeal, in which case a new sentencing trial will be held, or set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal and reinstate the man’s death sentence.
It is likely that the matter will not be heard in the Supreme Court until the autumn term of the court, which begins in September.
The current president of the country Joe Biden opposes the death penalty and it is still unclear how his administration’s Ministry of Justice will approach the case.
Source site www.is.fi