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Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence overturned by appeals court

Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence overturned by appeals court

Appeals court overturns Boston marathon bomber death penalty

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

The  three-judge panel of the first US circuit court of appeals in Boston  issued the decision more than six months after arguments were heard.

The attack on 15 April 2013 killed three people and injured more than 260.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued that intense media coverage made it impossible to have a fair trial in  Boston. They also pointed to social media posts from two jurors  suggesting they harbored strong opinions before the 2015 trial started.

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