BOSTON, Mass. (NEWS10) – Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dxhokhar Tsarnaev wants a new trial.
Tsarnaev’s lawyer will head to court on Tuesday to ask the judge to grant him that new trial. Tsarnaev will not be at the hearing. He is currently being held on death row at the Supermax Facility in Colorado.
His lawyers argue that a June supreme court ruling throws 15 of his convictions into question. The ruling centered on the legal definition of a “crime of violence”.
Tsarnaev was convicted earlier this year for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.