Boston Marathon bomber appeals conviction, death sentence

Lawyers filed an appeal to overturn the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. File Photo courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dec. 28 (UPI) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want his death sentence overturned, saying the federal judge should not have allowed the trial to be conducted in the city.

On Thursday, the lawyers asked an appellate court to reverse Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s conviction and death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.


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