Not an honest jury
Three judges have now reversed that sentence on appeal. The court determined that the jury that dealt with the case was presumably biased. Having seen a lot of shocking footage before the trial, they would have found Tsarnaev guilty beforehand. The judge ruled that there was a shortcoming in the formation of an honest jury.
Tsarnaev is trapped in the secluded ‘Supermax prison’ in Colorado, also known as the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ due to extreme security. His brother was shot dead by the police during their arrest.
US President Trump has also commented on the ruling. He called Tsarnaev a “beast” and the decision to reconsider his death sentence “ridiculous.”