Latest Dzhokhar Tsarnaev News

Court to hear Boston Marathon bomber's death penalty appeal

Jul. 31, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court will hear arguments in the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence appeal. A federal judge said Tuesday that oral arguments will take place Dec. 12. Each side will be given an hour to make its case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (juh-HAHR' sar-NY'-ev) was convicted and sentenced to death...

US government will execute inmates for first time since 2003

Jul. 26, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment. Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of...

Lawyer: El Chapo was whisked away within hours of sentencing

Jul. 18, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Only hours after receiving a life sentence, convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was forced to make a sudden departure to the highest-security prison in the U.S. to serve the term, his lawyer said Thursday. A government helicopter whisked the narco, notorious for his daring...

Feds urge court to reject Boston Marathon bomber's appeal

Jun. 27, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial in the city where the bombs exploded despite heavy publicity and the widespread impact of the attack, federal prosecutors said Thursday in urging an appeals court to uphold his convictions and death sentence. Prosecutors asked the...