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Appellate Court Vacates Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence

An appeals court has thrown out the death penalty sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — a stunning decision one mother of two bombing victims told the Herald is like a “punch to the stomach.”

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President Trump also lashed out at the decision for “an animal” who gets a new sentencing trial. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said a “lot of families are confused about the ruling.” He added Tsarnaev will never get out of jail.

“If this case didn’t deserve the death penalty then I don’t know what would. I am disgusted and sad to think I will have to sit through the penalty phase again,” said Liz Norden, whose two sons lost legs in the April 15, 2013 twin bombings on Boylston Street.

Read more at the Boston Herald

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