Boston bomber requests retrial

Boston bomber Tsarnaev asks for retrial after sentenced with capital punishment two weeks ago

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev demanded a new trial on Monday, just two weeks after sentenced to death for carrying out the Boston bombings during the city’s marathon in 2013.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev killed three people and wounded 264 others in the bombing.

The bomber was accompanied by his brother, who was shot dead while fleeing.

The bomber was found guilty of all 30 charges related to the bombings, the murder of a police officer and other crimes while trying to flee.

Since his lawyers filed the motion requesting a retrial, a new team of defense attorneys will be appointed to handle his case.

It is estimated that his appeal may take years until it is resolved.

His sentence to death was determined unanimously on May 15.

Tsarnaev apologised to his victims during a court hearing on June 24, as his death sentence was ruled for the April 15, 2013 bombings.


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