Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Where Is He Now? Boston Marathon Bomber Case On Netflix

What was intended to be a joyous occasion on April 15, 2013, ended in tragedy. Three people died and 281 were injured in the bombing of the Boston Marathon, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the then nineteen-year-old perpetrator, has continued to make headlines. Tsarnaev was born in Kyrgyzstan on July 22, 1993, and when he was eight, he moved with his family to the United States on a tourist visa and petitioned for political asylum. He became a US citizen on September 11, 2012, and was studying nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His classmates described him as a "normal American kid" according to a Rolling Stone article, making it hard to fathom that he could be responsible for such a heinous act only a year later.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, director Floyd Russ (Zion, Malice at the Palace) and executive producer Tiller Russell (Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, Waco American Apocalypse) created a three-part series around the tense, terrifying days that followed the attacks, assembling a minute-by-minute recounting of the manhunt from thousands of hours of closed-circuit video, police radio, and cell phone footage, as well as testimony from the police officers, FBI agents, and ordinary citizens whose heroics led to the killers’ capture.

#1. Who is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

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Dzhokhar "Jahar" Anzorovich Tsarnaev (born July 22, 1993) is a Kyrgyz-American terrorist of Chechen descent. Tsarnaev was convicted of perpetrating the Boston Marathon bombing by planting pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013, along with his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The bombings killed three people and injured 281 others.
Tsarnaev and his family had traveled to the United States on a tourist visa and subsequently claimed asylum during their stay in 2002. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012. At the time of the bombings, Tsarnaev was a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Previously, Tsarnaev had attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
Following the bombings, on April 18, the Tsarnaev brothers shot and killed MIT Police Officer Sean Collier in a failed attempt to steal his firearm. Later that night, they engaged in a shootout with the police. Tamerlan was killed and a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police officer was critically injured in the course of the escape in an SUV. Dzhokhar was injured but escaped, and a manhunt ensued, with thousands of police searching a 20-block area of Watertown, Massachusetts.
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#2. Where is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now?

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At the conclusion of his trial on April 8, 2015, he was found guilty of all 30 charges and a month later, he was sentenced to death. In July of that same year, he was placed in a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. The facility, ADX, also houses Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, shoe bomber Richard Reid, and 9/11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Eventually, Tsarnaev will be sent to prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where federal death row inmates are executed, but he has so far managed to avoid death row.
In July 2020, a three-judge panel overturned Tsarnaev’s death sentence, saying that the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. “But make no mistake: Dzhokhar will spend his remaining days locked up in prison, with the only matter remaining being whether he will die by execution,” Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson wrote in the ruling, more than six months after arguments were made, per AP. An attorney for Tsarnaev said they are grateful for the court’s “straightforward and fair decision: if the government wishes to put someone to death, it must make its case to a fairly selected jury that is provided all relevant information.” “It is now up to the government to determine whether to put the victims and Boston through a second trial or to allow closure to this terrible tragedy by permitting a sentence of life without the possibility of release,” David Patton said in an email.

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Come March 4, 2022, the Supreme Court reinstated the bomber’s death sentence. “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev committed heinous crimes. The Sixth Amendment nonetheless guaranteed him a fair trial before an impartial jury. He received one,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority, made up of the court’s six conservative justices, per local news outlet WPRI.com
In dissent for the court’s three liberal justices, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote, “In my view, the Court of Appeals acted lawfully in holding that the District Court should have allowed Dzhokhar to introduce this evidence.” Breyer has called on the court to reconsider capital punishment. “I have written elsewhere about the problems inherent in a system that allows for the imposition of the death penalty … This case provides just one more example of some of those problems,” he wrote in

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In January 2023, Tsarnaev’s attorney again urged a federal appeals court to throw out the death sentence because of alleged juror misconduct, including one juror retweeting a post online that called Tsarnaev “a piece of garbage”. Jurors are not permitted to comment on active cases publicly. “This case was tried in Boston on a promise … that despite the extraordinary impact of the marathon bombing on this community,” a thorough questioning of potential jurors would remove anyone unqualified, Tsarnaev attorney Daniel Habib told the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals judges, per local news outlet WPRI.com. “That promise was not kept.”
Tsarnaev remains behind bars at USP Florence ADMAX, a supermax security prison in Florence, Colorado, and his status is still classified as “death sentence”.
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