Thursday, May 8, 2014
(Boston, MA) -- Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are working to have their client's life spared. They asked a federal judge yesterday to declare the death penalty unconstitutional. The lawyers claim the federal death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Tsarnaev is accused of setting off the bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 Boston Marathon.