Skip to comments.Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers want his death sentence tossed. Here’s what they’re arguing.
Posted on 12/28/2018 7:23:50 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
BOSTON (AP) Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday.
In a 500-page brief filed in the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals, Tsarnaevs legal team outlined a host of other problems with his 2015 trial, during which the defense admitted from the outset that he and his older brother carried out the attack. His appellate lawyers are also pointing to issues with jurors, certain testimony from surviving victims and the defenses inability to tell jurors about links between Tsarnaevs brother and an unsolved triple killing in 2011.
His lawyers argue the trial court judges first fundamental error was denying the defenses repeated requests to move the case out of a city that was traumatized by the bombings, ordered to shelter in place during the manhunt, saturated by prejudicial publicity and united in the Boston Strong movement.
This case should not have been tried in Boston, the attorneys wrote.
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Kill him, you pussies.
Wasting a lot of time and oxygen on this POS, which could be better used elsewhere.
Ok, I can deal with that. Release him on the streets of Boston. Just announce it’s happening an hour or two ahead of time.
Kill him, you pussies.”””
And remove all the certification for all of those lawyers—and BAR them from EVER practicing law at any level for the rest of their lives.
Let them run a 7-11.
I'm trusting that if they release this animal back on to the streets of Boston that justice will be quickly served -
WITH EXTREME PREDJUDICE!
It should be tossed because he didn’t get legal representation. His own lawyer declared him guilty.
His accuser? James Comey’s FBI, which we now know will go to incredibly extreme lengths to frame an innocent party.
IMO Dzohkar didn’t do it, and didn’t know anything about it.
I believe this guy should get a fair judgement, and he will. After he’s executed (if it ever happens) he will be judged just like the rest of us will after death.
Give him the huntig Gilligan treatment.
Why do you think he didn’t do it?
So his lawyers are getting paid by the page?
There’s no evidence that he did it.
didn’t taxpayers already pay a fortune to patch him back together?
Are you saying g the other brother did it, and that this guy was just along for the ride in the getaway car?
He’s not dead yet?
The usual appeal lawyer song and dance funded by the taxpayers.
Ample evidence was shown that Tsarnaev placed the pressure cookers at their locations, and the defense team itself admitted to it.
I don’t know for sure who did it, but if I were looking for suspects I’d first check out the guys who were carrying identical backpacks to the one that exploded.
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