According to reports, a federal appeals court has overturned the Boston Bomber's death sentence. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev originally received the death penalty for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded over 200 others. “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,” Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson wrote in Friday's ruling.
The decision came on the heels of more than six months of arguments that were heard in the case. The mother of one of the victims killed in bombing said, “I just don’t understand it,” adding, “It’s just terrible that he’s allowed to live his life. It’s unfair. He didn’t wake up one morning and decide to do what he did. He planned it out. He did a vicious, ugly thing.”
Tsarnaev is currently being held at a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado after being convicted on 30 charges, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction.