Boston bombing: Tsarnaev death penalty overturn won’t stand – Trump
United States President, Donald Trump has criticised a federal appeals court ruling that vacated the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The court also set aside three of his 30 convictions and ruled that he will get a new penalty trial with new jurors.
The 27-year-old is being held at the nation’s most secure federal prison in Florence, Colorado.
In 2013, Dzhokhar along with his brother planted homemade bombs near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
The explosion killed three spectators and injured hundreds.
In his reaction to the overturn, the president vowed that America would not let the ruling stand.
He said lives were lost and ruined, stating that rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the convict.
Trump regretted that despite agreeing that the incident was one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks since 9/11, the appellate court tossed out the death sentence.
“The Federal Government must again seek the death penalty in a do-over of that chapter of the original trial. Our country cannot let the appellate decision stand. Also, it is ridiculous that this process is taking so long!,” he tweeted.