A court in the US overturned the death sentence Tsarnaev for the attack
The court of appeal overturned the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the attack on the Boston marathon, says the court's decision.
"The death sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev paragraphs 4, 5, 9, 10 and 14 charges overturned, the case was transferred to the (lower) district court to conduct a new process at the stage of sentencing," reads the court's decision.
The appellate court agreed with the defense's argument that the trial of Tsarnaev in the Boston prevented to select an impartial jury in the case.
In addition, the court found the erroneous actions of a judge, sentencing Tsarnaev, for three minor charges relating to illegal possession of weapons during Commission of crime. On these points tsarnaev is justified.
"The first mistake (with the jury) requires that we abolished the death penalty Tsarnaev, and the second forces us to reverse a guilty verdict on three counts," reads the decision of the judges of the court of appeal.
This decision may be appealed to an expanded panel of the appeals court and ultimately to reach the Supreme court.
Tsarnaev was convicted of planning and implementation with his brother Tamerlan of the 2013 terrorist attack at the marathon in Boston - then, three people were killed and over 280 were injured.