Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will demand the abolition of the death penalty

Lawyers for the 25-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the organizers of the terrorist attack on the Boston marathon in 2013 — Thursday, December 27, filed papers in the U.S. court of appeals in Boston, asking to cancel his death sentence.

According to the lawyers, the judge refused to transfer the hearing is not the victim of the attack the town, thereby depriving Tsarnaev the right to impartial and fair trial.

Advocates recognize that their client committed the attack together with his now deceased 26-year-old brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. However, they are convinced that coverage of the terrorist attack to the media along «with heartbreaking stories of dead, wounded and their families» influenced the jury. In a 500-page brief, they stated that «the pretrial publicity caused the condemnation: the larger the potential juror has seen, the more likely it became that he will decide tsarnaev is guilty and deserves the death penalty».

In addition, said protection — district judge George O’toole had ignored evidence that two of the jury commented on the case in social networks (before they chose), and did not allow the defense to tell the jury about the connection of Tamerlan Tsarnaev triple murder in 2011. The latter, according to lawyers, could confirm that Dzhokhar was merely following the instructions of his brother – «evil and violent man» who practice radical Islam.

In 2015, the jury recognized Tsarnaev guilty of placing 15 April 2013, a pair of homemade bombs (one of them, he laid himself) in the spectator area at the finish line of the Boston marathon and the death of police officer Sean Collier, who was mortally wounded in 3 days after the attack.

Later, the same jury found that Dzhokhar tsarnaev deserved the death penalty.

The bomb was laid personally by Dzhokhar, killed 8 year old Martin Richard and 23-year-old Chinese exchange student Linzi Lou. Just because of the terrorist attack at the Boston marathon killed 3 people and injured more than 280.

Search of terrorists, the arrest and trial. What was it like?

The next day after the attack, 16 April 2013., Jeff Bauman, who lost in the explosion both of his legs, was able to give the FBI an accurate description of the man who had thrown next to him backpack.

On April 18 the FBI published on its website a photo of the suspects taken from surveillance cameras. They immediately got all the news chronicle. In the evening between the Tsarnaev brothers and police officer, serving the campus of Massachusetts Institute of technology, where he studied Johar, skirmish. Police officer Sean Collier was killed.

On April 19 in a shootout with police received many wounds Tamerlan tsarnaev. The police managed to arrest him, but soon the elder tsarnaev died.

Dzhokhar, wounded, remained in hiding. The evening of the same day, the police managed to get on his trail and arrest.

Thank God @J_tsar the Massachusetts bomber is in custody an it’s over! #BostonManhunt

— Kevin sanders (@kvh4u) April 20, 2013

July 10, 2013. in court Dzhokhar tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts related to the attack on the Boston marathon.

January 30, 2014 , prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar.

January 5, 2015 began jury selection from 1373 potential candidates. The selection of an impartial jury, which could consider the death penalty, took longer than expected.

26 Feb judge George O’toole, along with prosecutors and lawyers decided on 70 jurors.

On March 3, a jury of 8 men and 10 women (12 main jurors and 6 alternates) were elected.

March 4 in Federal court in Boston began the trial of Johara Tsarnaev.

April 8, jurors found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts. The next step is the question of the death penalty.

May 15, 2015 Tsarnaev sentenced to death.