The Boston Marathon Bombing is a true-crime docuseries that tells the story of the tragic bombing that occurred during the Boston Marathon in 2013.
Tamerlan was killed during a confrontation with the police a few days after the bombing, but Dzhokhar is still alive.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Arrest
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested on April 19, 2013, after four days on the run following the bombing.
He was found hiding out in a boat at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts, just one block away from where he and his brother had engaged in their final shoot-out with police.
Boston Marathon Bombing Casualties
The bombing caused the deaths of three people: Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell, and Martin Richard, who were 23, 29, and 8 years old, respectively. Seventeen people lost limbs, and many others were injured.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Trial and Sentencing
In 2015, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 counts against him, including the possession and use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, carjacking, use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, and bombing a place of public use resulting in death.
He was sentenced to death, which he appealed. In 2020, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled that evidence was improperly held back in Tsarnaev’s original trial.
However, in March 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the original death sentence, and he was placed back on death row.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Execution
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s execution date has not yet been scheduled. The prospect that he will be executed anytime soon is remote since the Justice Department halted federal executions last summer after the Trump administration carried out 13 executions in its final six months.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Imprisonment
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently in a super-maximum security prison, USP Florence ADMAX, in Florence, Colorado.
This prison is known as “The Alcatraz of the Rockies” and is a unit within a larger prison that has the highest level of security.
He will ultimately be moved to a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where federal death row inmates are executed.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Apology
Before his sentencing in 2015, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized for the bombing. He expressed remorse for the lives he had taken, the suffering he had caused, and the irreparable damage he had done.