(Washington) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider quashing the death sentence of Johor Sarney for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.


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The government of Donald Trump, which wanted to reinstate the death penalty, asked the US Legislature in October to take up the case.

The death penalty was abolished

A student of Chechen descent, Johor Sarnev, along with his older brother Tamerlane, placed two home-made bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in June 2015, killing three and injuring 264 others.

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Shokar Sarnev, then 19, in 2013.

On July 31, the Boston Court of Appeals overturned the death sentence of Johor Sarne, citing irregularities in the selection of jurors in particular. The judges referred the case to another court, which noted that the minimum sentence was life imprisonment.

Although his Democratic successor, Joe Biden, said he opposed the death penalty, his government allowed the Republican administration’s request, and on Monday, nine court jurors agreed to take it up without explanation. .

His defense has always claimed that the 19-year-old (now 27) was under the influence of his elder and was killed by law enforcement three days after the attack. During their cavalry, the two brothers shot and killed a police officer.

But Donald Trump was critical of their decision, saying Mr. Like Sarne, he believed that “the death penalty was very rare.” “The federal government should call for the death penalty again. […] Our country cannot put the decision of the appeal into practice, ”he tweeted.

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The Republican presidential government, a staunch supporter of the death penalty, has carried out recorded federal executions in the last months (13) of his term.

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