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The Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence against the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, The Associated Press reported.

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Tsarnaev was convicted after he set off two pressure-cooker bombs at the end of the 2013 Boston Marathon, NBC News reported.

Three people were killed in the attack and hundreds of people were hurt.

The 6-3 high court decision threw out the defense’s claims that a judge during Tsarnaev’s 2015 trial restricted the questioning of some jurors and was wrong in excluding evidence of a crime by his brother two years before the bombing, according to NBC News.

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2020 that evidence that was excluded could have shown that Tsarnaev was influenced by his older brother, Tamerlan, and was not fully responsible for the bombing, the AP reported.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was suspected of a triple homicide in Waltham, a community outside of Boston, in 2011, NBC News reported. The older Tsarnaev’s participation in that killing could not be confirmed since he and another man allegedly involved in it were both dead by the time the younger Tsarnaev went on trial for the Boston Marathon bomb.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers did not deny that he took part in the Boston Marathon bombing but said his brother was the mastermind.

Judge Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion, WFXT reported.

The Supreme Court ruling will keep Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on death row at Colorado’s supermax prison, NBC News reported.