A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday to overturn the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was responsible for the terrorist attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others at the Boston Marathon on the 15th. April 2013.
The court also decided to overturn three of the 30 convictions against him, despite ruling that he will remain in federal prison for the rest of his life.
Appellate judges ruled that Judge George O’Toole, who was responsible for Tsarnaev’s trial, “did not comply” with the jury interrogation process to determine whether the sentence was impartial, which is sufficient grounds for a death sentence to be set aside. “gathers the CNN network.
Therefore, the person in charge has to go through a new trial to determine whether the death penalty will be re-imposed, even though he will remain in prison “with the only question of whether the government will end his life by execution”.