By Frank Ram | Chief of Staff
AP—A federal appeals court on Friday tossed the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial, finding that the judge who oversaw the case didn’t sufficiently vet jurors for biases.
“But make no mistake: Dzhokhar will spend his remaining days locked up in prison, with the only matter remaining being whether he will die by execution,” the judges said.
The April 15, 2013, attack killed three people and injured more than 260 others.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers acknowledged at the beginning of his trial that he and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, set off the two bombs at the marathon finish line.
But they argued that Dzhokar Tsarnaev is less culpable than his brother, who they said was the mastermind behind the attack.
By Frank Ram | Chief of COntent
Although churches up and down the state of California have have been forced to close their doors due to Gov. Gavin Newsom's unconstitutional ban on indoor services, several pastors, including John MacArthur from Grace Community Church and Jack Hibbs from Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, have decided to stand by the US Constitution and the Word of God and have kept their doors open.
By Frank Ram | Chief of Content
In case you've been way off the grid lately, sports are back. And as tradition goes, many teams have a ceremonial first pitch thrown by a timely or historical figure. Well...the Washington Nationals decided to go a different route and had Dr. Anthony Fauci throw out the first pitch.