Boston25NewsLast summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals vacated the death sentence for Tsarnaev. He is currently serving multiple life sentences, but the Department of Justice is going to the Supreme Court, asking to reinstate Tsarnaev’s death penalty.
Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan are responsible for setting off bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013 that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.
Last summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals threw out the death penalty. It claimed the trial court didn’t adequately take into account jury bias and also how much Tamerlan influenced his younger brother.
That fall, then President Trump appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. Even though Biden called for an end to capital punishment in his presidential campaign, he calls for the death penalty in this case.
Listen to what a survivor of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack has to say: