Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev loses bid for new trial

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BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution.

The restitution order issued Friday by Judge George O’Toole Jr. is seen as largely symbolic because Tsarnaev is in federal prison and has no ability to pay.

The 22-year-old Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death last year in the 2013 attack. Two bombs placed near the marathon finish line by Tsarnaev and his brother killed three people and injured more than 260.

Tsarnaev also was convicted of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later. He has apologized.

His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died days after the bombing following a gunbattle with police.

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