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Judge Ordered to Look for Bias in Boston Marathon Jurors

Appeals court ruling could put death sentence in play

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the judge who oversaw Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial to investigate the defense's claims of juror bias and determine whether his death sentence should stand. The Boston-based 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals did not throw out Tsarnaev's death...

Supreme Court Reinstates Tsarnaev's Death Sentence

Conservative majority rules Boston Marathon bomber received a fair trial

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The justices, by a 6-3 vote Friday, agreed with the Biden administration's arguments that a federal appeals court was wrong to throw out the sentence of death a jury imposed on Tsarnaev for his...

Judge: Tsarnaev's COVID Payment Can Go to Victims

Stimulus payment can be used toward restitution, court rules

(Newser) - A US District Court judge agreed to let federal prosecutors use convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's $1,400 COVID-19 stimulus payment, as well as other money held in his inmate trust account, to help pay the millions of dollars he was ordered to pay his victims, the Wall ...

SCOTUS Seems to Lean Toward Death for Tsarnaev

The court heard oral arguments Wednesday

(Newser) - The Supreme Court sounded ready Wednesday to reinstate the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In more than 90 minutes of arguments, the court's six conservative justices seemed likely to embrace the Biden administration's argument that a federal appeals court mistakenly threw out Tsarnaev's...

Here Are the Big Cases SCOTUS Will Hear This Term

Abortion, gun rights, state secrets are on the docket

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has begun a momentous new term, back in the courtroom after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. Eight of the nine justices took the bench at 10am Monday for the first arguments of the new term. Justice Brett Kavanaugh is participating remotely from his...

Acts of Kindness Mark a Painful Anniversary

Mayor encourages smaller gestures because of the pandemic

(Newser) - Boston marked eight years since the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon killed three people and injured scores of others on Thursday with quiet moments of reflection and small acts of kindness. Acting Mayor Kim Janey visited fire stations that had been critical in the response to the attack, as...

Court May Reinstate Boston Bomber's Death Sentence

Supreme Court agrees to consider Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , presenting President Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment. The justices agreed to hear an appeal filed by the Trump administration, which carried out executions of 13 federal...

He Ran Marathons, While Pushing His Son
He Ran Dozens of Marathons,
While Pushing His Son

He Ran Dozens of Marathons, While Pushing His Son

Dick Hoyt and son Rick gained renown at Boston races for decades

(Newser) - Dick Hoyt, who inspired thousands of runners, fathers, and disabled athletes by pushing his son in a wheelchair in dozens of Boston Marathons, has died at age 80, per the AP . Hoyt died in his sleep at his Holland, Massachusetts, home on Wednesday, says his family. He had been struggling...

Boston Bomber Sues Feds After His Hat Is Taken Away

Tsarnaev says he is being mistreated at Supermax

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013 took the lives of three people and caused 17 others to lose limbs, is complaining about his hat being taken away. The Supermax inmate is suing the federal government for $250,000, alleging that mistreatment has contributed to his...

Barr Announces Move on Boston Marathon Bomber

Justice Department will seek to reinstate the death penalty

(Newser) - The Justice Department will seek to reinstate a death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday. Barr said the Justice Department would appeal the court’s ruling last month that tossed Tsarnaev’s death sentence and...

Boston Marathon Bomber Has Death Sentence Overturned

New penalty-phase trial is ordered

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial, finding that the judge who oversaw the case didn't sufficiently...

Boston Marathon Survivor 'Broken' After Another Setback

Adrianne Haslet is struck by a car, has surgery

(Newser) - She lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, only to return to run the race again , as well as to dance . Now Adrianne Haslet has suffered another blow. She was hit by a car Saturday evening in Boston and already has undergone surgery, reports TMZ . "Struck by a...

Boston Bomber Appeals: Nix Conviction, Death Sentence

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers say he should never have been tried in Boston

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys don't deny their client was behind the "heinous" 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, along with his late brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But they're now appealing the 25-year-old's conviction and death sentence, arguing that publicity before the trial in Boston was so prevalent and "...

Tsarnaev Tried to Make a Deal in Order to Save His Life

Boston Marathon bomber promised 'certain kinds of cooperation'

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tried to make a deal to save his life but prosecutors turned him down, according to newly unsealed court documents. The documents state that in the course of plea negotiations, Tsarnaev "offered to provide certain kinds of cooperation and assistance" and a guilty plea...

Boston Globe Columnist Suspended for Fabrications

The Boston Globe has suspended columnist Kevin Cullen without pay for three months

(Newser) - The Boston Globe has suspended columnist Kevin Cullen without pay for three months after inconsistencies were found in his remarks following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing . Per the AP , newspaper publisher John Henry and editor Brian McGrory announced Friday an independent review found Cullen likely fabricated some anecdotes he...

Adidas Offends With Post-Boston Marathon Email

The company congratulated people on having 'survived' the marathon

(Newser) - "Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon." So reads the subject line of an email sent to marathon participants by Adidas on Tuesday, USA Today reports. This was, for obvious reasons, a poor choice of subject line. And according to the New York Daily News , recipients of the email...

Firefighter to Marry Marathon Bombing Survivor He Saved

Roseann Sdoia and Mike Materia plan to wed in the fall

(Newser) - Roseann Sdoia was a spectator near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 when the bombs went off. Firefighter Mike Materia was the first responder who came to her aid—and four years later, they're getting married, the New York Post reports. Sdoia's mom actually tried...

Patriots Day Is 'Thoughtful' Yet 'Unnecessary'
Patriots Day
Is 'Thoughtful'
Yet 'Unnecessary'

Patriots Day Is 'Thoughtful' Yet 'Unnecessary'

It 'gets the job done' for the most part

(Newser) - Less than four years after the real-life event, director Peter Berg has brought us Hollywood's version of the Boston Marathon bombing with Patriots Day , centering on a fictional Boston police sergeant (Mark Wahlberg) whose experiences are based on the real ones of several people. Here's what critics are...

Al-Qaeda: 'Gravest Consequences' if US Executes Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death last year

(Newser) - The leader of al-Qaeda is threatening the US with the "gravest consequences" if Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is executed, the Guardian reports. "If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim, [it] will bring America's nationals the gravest consequences," Ayman al-Zawahri...

Brussels Was US Teen's 3rd Terrorist Attack

Mason Wells, 19, suffered shrapnel wounds and burns

(Newser) - Mason Wells, at only 19 years old, has already survived enough terrorist attacks for a lifetime. "This is his third terrorist attack," his father, Chad Wells, tells ABC News . "We live in a dangerous world and not everyone is kind and loving." Mason was one of...

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