We’re pretty sure that the Twitchy audience will agree with us that we don’t give a damn what Boston Marathon bomber and Rolling Stone cover pin-up Dzhokar Tsarnaev wants, but Reuters is reporting that Tsarnaev is appealing his death sentence.
Attorney Gabriel Malor reports that Tsarnaev filed a brief arguing that his trial should have been moved out of Boston “because of the local trauma” — for which he and his brother were responsible by setting off pressure cooker bombs filled with shrapnel near the marathon finish line.
Dzhokar Tsarnaev has filed his brief with the 1st Cir. He argues that the trial should have been moved from Boston because of the local trauma of the bombing and the shelter-in-place. https://t.co/NnzA6UlwvW
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 27, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 27, 2018
Wait, they didn't use the glamour shot from @RollingStone?
— Dirk Hardpec (@bone_crudmeal) December 27, 2018
Get this bit from his attorneys:
But they argued that wall-to-wall media coverage of the bombings meant that nearly the entire jury pool was exposed to news about the attacks, which included “heart-wrenching stories about the homicide victims, the wounded and their families.”
“The pre-trial publicity was damning: the more a prospective juror had seen, the more likely she was to believe that Tsarnaev was guilty and deserved the death penalty,” Tsarnaev’s lawyers wrote in a 500-page brief.
We’re no lawyers ourselves, but the whole nation was exposed to “heart-wrenching stories” about the victims and their families for weeks; we’re not sure in what neutral venue they think they could have tried him — he kind of brought the international bad publicity upon himself by setting off the bombs among innocent men, women, and children.
String him up !
— RAB (@_RAB___) December 27, 2018
— gary (@ridgely) December 27, 2018
He should be put to death now ! What are we waiting for ?
— Jill Friedfeld (@JFriedfeld) December 27, 2018
— pistrix (@pistrix) December 27, 2018
strap a pressure-cooker full of nails to his back and tell him to run.
— SuperPatriot (@SuperPatriotMax) December 27, 2018
The Death Sentence! ASAP!
— Mojo (@mojo_mojomacuk) December 27, 2018
Why is this person still alive??
— iron rhino (@ChrisACook3) December 27, 2018
He shouldn't be alive to appeal, he should be nailed to a cross in Boston.
— Peter AlexanderPayne (@PeterPaynePPKS) December 27, 2018
Is that turd still breathing ?
— Tommygunner (@Furrymurkin) December 27, 2018
Screw this guy. Put him in a box and let him rot there.
— Toby Storm 🇺🇸⛈️🏳️🌈 (@TobyasStorm) December 27, 2018
This guy's still alive?? I would have thought the beating he got on the way to the police station (for what else, resisting arrest) would have put him in a coma and the plug would've been pulled long ago. Sheesh!
— Mr. Sillykittenz (@ZiggyCannonball) December 27, 2018
For those who lost track, the Boston Marathon bombing happened back in 2013, and yes, Tsarnaev is still very much alive and in the court system appealing his death sentence.
Justice is slooooooooow
— Shawnito 🇺🇸 (@PFShawns) December 27, 2018
It's Massachusetts, they'll probably give him a furlough and Kennedy Center Honors.
— Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer (@johnhall333) December 27, 2018
Good point; maybe they should have moved his trial to Texas.
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