Boston Marathon Bomber Appeals Death Sentence
TSARNAEV’S ATTORNEYS WILL ARGUE BEFORE THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT THAT HE DID NOT GET A FAIR TRIAL OR SENTENCE
(CNN) – The surviving Boston marathon bomber who’s been convicted and sentenced to death is appealing his death sentence.
In 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother set off pressure cooker bombs killing four people and injuring hundreds more.
Dzhokhar was 19 years old when he and his brother, Tamerlan carried out their plot.
Tamerlan died in a shootout with police.
Dzhokhar was on the run for five days before he was caught.
His lawyers say he got an unfair trial.
On Thursday his attorney’s will argue the jury pool was tainted because jurors were directly affected by the bombing.
Prosecutors say Tsarnaev’s right to an impartial jury was not violated.