The United States Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death penalty for one of the perpetrators of the 2013 Boston Marathon attack, in a file that highlighted the contradictions of US President Joe Biden over this punishment.
The sentence against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 28, was annulled on appeal, for procedural reasons related to the composition of the jury and the exclusion of elements during the trial.
The Supreme Court overturned this decision by a majority of six out of nine justices, all conservatives.
"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev committed reprehensible crimes. The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees him a fair trial by an impartial jury and he has obtained it," the court said.
And in 2013, this student of Chechen origin, along with his older brother Tamerlan, planted two homemade bombs near the arrival line at the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injuring 264.
They were identified thanks to surveillance cameras. The two brothers fled and killed a policeman while fleeing. Three days after the attack, the older brother was killed during a confrontation with the security forces.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found wounded while hiding in a boat. He had written on one of the walls that he wanted to avenge the Muslims who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.