Boston Marathon bomber case – level 1
It is the year 2013. Runners run at the Boston Marathon. Bombs explode. Three people die. More than 260 people are hurt.
The Tsarnaev brothers carry out the attack. Police kill one of the men after the attack. Dzokhar Tsarnaev goes to prison. He is 28 years old. He gets a death penalty in 2015.
The situation is not easy. Many people do not agree with the death penalty. The US President Joe Biden also doesn’t like it. There is a moratorium on the death penalty in the US now. It means that it is not legally possible to kill the attacker.
Last week, a court says again that Tsarnaev will get the death penalty. People do not know when it can happen.
Difficult words: death penalty (when a government kills a person who does something very bad), moratorium (when a law says that something cannot happen), legally (when something follows a rule or law).
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