The Supreme Court reinstated the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friday after the penalty was overturned by a lower court.
It was a 6-3 decision, with the opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas. Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.
“Dzhokhar Tsarnaev committed heinous crimes. The Sixth Amendment nonetheless guaranteed him a fair trial before an impartial jury. He received one. The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is reversed,” Justice Thomas wrote in the decision.
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