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Death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev overturned by appeals court

A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, citing a tainted jury.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld much of the conviction but ordered a retrial for the sentencing portion of his death-penalty eligible crimes.

Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15, killing three and wounding more than 260 others, some of whom lost their legs.

Tsarnaev convicted on 30 charges

A Boston jury convicted Tsarnaev on all 30 charges he faced in 2015, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction.