Washington (AP) – The Biden administration will try to persuade the Supreme Court this week to reinstate the Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence. Jokhar Zarniev. Arguing that the jury does not need to examine the evidence that the government itself relies on the first stage of the trial.
زارنیف۔A shocking bomb blast near the finish line of a marathon in 2013 that killed three people is not to blame in a case that judges will hear on Wednesday. They Sentenced to life imprisonment, or death.
Nor can the court consider the administration’s aggressive pursuit of the death penalty. زارنیف۔ It has even stopped federal executions and President Biden has called for the abolition of the federal death penalty.
Instead, the focus will be on the evidence. زارناف۔His lawyers wanted the jury to support his argument. of that Big Brother, تمرلان۔, Was the mastermind of the attack and that the impressive younger brother was somehow less responsible. Evidence included. تمرلان زارناف۔ In a triple murder Boston. The 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the outskirts of Waltham.
The Boston Federal Court of Appeals ruled last year that the trial judge erred in leaving the evidence and threw it out. زارنیف۔The death penalty. There is another issue in this case: did the trial judge do enough to question the judges about the extensive coverage of the bombing?
زارنیف۔His lawyers never challenged him. They And of that The brother dropped two bombs near the marathon final line on April 15, 2013. Lingzi Lu, a 23-year-old Boston University graduate student from China. Crystal Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager from Medford. And Martin Richard, 8, who went to see the marathon with his family, was killed. More than 260 people were injured.
During a four-day search for the bombers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier was shot dead in his car. Boston Police Officer Dennis Symonds also died a year after being injured in a clash with bombers.
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زارنیف۔, Now 28, was convicted of all 30 charges. ItIncluding the conspiracy and use of weapons of mass destruction and the killing of Collier during. زارنیف۔ The brothers’ escape attempt was upheld by the appellate court except for a few. of that Beliefs
Defense attorneys said the 2011 killings went to the heart of their argument. زارنیف۔ Was deeply influenced and radicalized by of that Respected brother, who had already shown the potential for extreme violence. He said the younger sister was less responsible for the marathon catastrophe.
For its part, Administration It claims that it does not compete with the older brother’s leadership role, and that defense lawyers were able to make the case. Still, the jury handed down the sentence. زارنیف۔ Until his death, Acting Solicitor General Brian Fletcher wrote.
Account. تمرلان۔Earlier, a friend involved in the killings came from Ibrahim Todashev, who was interviewed by investigators after the marathon attack. Todashev told authorities. تمرلان۔ Recruitment It To rob the three men, and they tied the men with duct tape first. تمرلان۔ Their throats were cut to avoid leaving a witness.
In a bizarre twist, while Todashev was being interrogated in Florida, he was shot when he attacked agents after authorities said he would. The agent who killed Todashev was acquitted of any criminal charges.
جوکھر۔ Also told a college friend. of that Brother Waltham was involved in the murder and had “jihad” there, a lawyer representing the friend told prosecutors. No one has yet been charged in the triple murder.
But the prosecution said it was gathering evidence. تمرلان۔ Waltham was unreliable, irrelevant to the murder. جوکھر۔Participating in the marathon attack will only confuse the judges. The judge overseeing the case agreed.
However, authorities had earlier applied for a warrant to search for Todashev’s statements. تمرلان۔Vehicle after the bombings for blood, DNA and other evidence of triple murder.
Anders called the government’s explanation of the statements “unreliable in the face” after defending his credibility in obtaining the warrant.
The Justice Department said different standards apply and that while seeking a search warrant, federal agents were not saying that everything Todashev said was true.
A court ruling for Tsarnaev would increase the likelihood of a new sentencing trial that would force victims and their families to survive this horrific time, if Administration Wanted to try again for the death penalty.
Two years after the attack, the parents of the youngest victim wrote an article on the front page of the Boston Globe urging the Department of Justice to abandon the death penalty. Dennis and Bill Richards wrote that the years of appeals will continue. زارنیف۔His name in the news will force him to keep updating his ordeal and prevent him from healing from the beginning.
“As long as the respondent is in the spotlight, we have no choice but to tell the story. of that Terms, not ours. The moment the respondent disappears from our newspapers and TV screens is the moment we begin the process of rebuilding our lives and our families.
Amir reported. Boston..