Tsarnaev lawyers file appeal of Boston Marathon bombing conviction
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed an appeal on Friday of his conviction on murder and other charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed an appeal on Friday of his conviction on murder and other charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, court papers show.
The motion, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, also asks the court to overturn the death sentence pronounced on Tsarnaev after his conviction last year.
It further seeks a reversal of an order that Tsarnaev, 22, pay more than $100 million to victims of the attack at the finish line of the annual 26.2 mile race at Boston's Copley Square. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev carried out the bombings along with his older brother, who was later killed in a confrontation with police.
In addition, Tsarnaev's lawyers, Judy Clarke and David Bruck, want a reversal of a judge's refusal to unseal a list of jurors who convicted the former university student.
(Reporting By Frank McGurty in New York; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)