He confessed to the crime. He was convicted. Why is he asking for a new trial? Has he lost his faith in the idea that Allah will reward him for his jihad, and is hoping to avoid the death penalty? Or is he hoping to tie up more of the Infidel’s time and resources in the costly waste of time that a new trial would be?
“Condemned Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trial,” Associated Press, July 6, 2015:
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) has filed a motion for a new trial, less than two weeks after he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers filed a preliminary motion for a new trial Monday for his conviction and death sentence. The motion did not contain any details on what grounds they plan to argue, saying only that a new trial is “required in the interests of justice.”
The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was convicted of 30 charges in the bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260. The same jury recommended the death penalty, and a federal judge on June 24 sentenced him to death.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers call the motion a “placeholder” until they can file a more detailed motion next month.