In April 2013, Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev masterminded and put into practice their plan on getting revenge on the American people for their political and military involvement in Muslim countries.
They created two cooker-bombs which they planted near the finish line of the Boston marathon. The bombs blew up at 2:49 pm EDT and killed three people and injured 264 more.
The perpetrators were later identified based on the surveillance video and photographs taken at the scene of the bombing.
After an aggressive manhunt which lasted for three days, one of the brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was killed by police officers and was run over by his own brother.
In the hunt for the killers, the Chechen brothers killed an MIT officer, stole a car and got involved in a gunfire fight with police officers on the streets of Watertown, Massachusetts.
The other brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was arrested and began trial. His sentence came at exactly two years after the horrific event took place and for most victims it seemed like he received the correct punishment.
He was sentenced to death, by lethal injection.
However, the story is far from being over as appeals for the decisions are being filed as we speak. Those against the death penalty, say that by killing the attacker, he will become a martyr to the extreme jihadists and more attacks like the one from the Boston marathon will happen.
The authorities have said that the Tsarnaev brothers have acted on their own, with no affiliation to other jihadists organizations and Islamic leaders from the Boston area (including the mosque where the two brothers prayed) have denounced the brothers for their criminal actions.
Seeing that an inmate spends around a decade in prison before the actual death penalty is put into practice, a few years might go by before Tsarnaev receives the lethal injection.
Right now, Tsarnaev does not seem too affected by his sentence and plans on writing a biography describing his experiences. He also plans on making a profit from his writings, after he releases his book.
Advocates for the victims of the 2013 bombing are pressuring officials to put an end to Tsarnaev`s book and prevent him from making any profit.
According to the law, the Federal Court can prevent the bomber from receiving any monetary compensation, but they cannot extend this act against any of those willing to hear his story and bring it to the media`s attention.
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