2013 Boston Bomber Facing Death Penalty

Boston Bomber Possibly Facing Death Sentence After 8 Years


Logan Dunn

The Boston Marathon Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was sentenced to death for his involvement in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on the reinstatement of the death penalty for the summer of 2022 after the ruling was challenged. 

The two bombed the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013, killing 3 and injuring 280 other civilians.”The brothers took off and ran after the bombs went off the officers began to chase them and they started to throw explosives out the windows of the cars and exchanged gunfire with officers,” as reported by CNN. There were two different bombs went off about 12 seconds apart from each other. The bombers were identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two brothers from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tamerlan was shot and injured in the shootout and three days later died in the hospital, reported by BBC.

Dzhokhar was facing the death penalty, but the sentence was overturned in July by a federal appeals court. A jury sentenced Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection in 2015 but was overturned by the Supreme Court until the charges were finalized. Dzhokhar was on several counts for life in prison for murder and terrorism, people believed he should face lethal injection but was overturned. The court decided to wait for lethal injection until this summer of 2022 where he will face the death penalty. After Tamerlan died, they had to bury him in an Islamic cemetery in Doswell, Virginia because do to the terrorist attack in Boston they would not let him be buried in Boston cemetery’s