Federal appeals court vacates death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber, report
The attack near the finish line of the race occurred April 2013
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Tsarnaev was sentenced to death in 2015 for helping carry out the April 2013 attack near the finish line of the 26.2 mile race. His accomplice and older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died several days after the deadly attack, in a shootout with police, following a manhunt for him.
The court's decision will reportedly result in a new trial for Tsarnaev.
The attack killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev's lawyers had been trying to overturn their client's death sentence, according to Fox News. They have argued that Tsarnaev could never have gotten a fair jury in Boston because the attack has such an impact to the community.
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