On Friday, July 31, the First Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon terrorist, on the grounds that the judge who oversaw the trial did not ensure that the jury selected to deliver the verdict was free of bias. The president used his Twitter account to speak out against the decision and call for the death penalty again for the terrorist, Fox News reported.

“Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The court agreed that this “was one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks since the 9/11 atrocities.” Yet the appellate court tossed out the death sentence. So many lives lost…

“and ruined. The Federal Government must again seek the Death Penalty in a do-over of that chapter of the original trial. Our Country cannot let the appellate decision stand. Also, it is ridiculous that this process is taking so long!”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonated two homemade bombs—pressure cookers with nails—near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three people and injuring 260 others. 

After a manhunt Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of the attack in 2015 and sentenced to death.

The terrorist’s defense lawyers argued that a jury in the city of Boston will never be neutral since the terrorist attack has left unhealed wounds.

The appeals court decision nullifies the death penalty conviction but maintains the life sentence.

The federal government, acting as a plaintiff in the case, may seek the death penalty again, which would require another trial, something that many object to because of the pain this process would cause to both the victims’ loved ones and the survivors.

Some of the survivors of the terrorist attack expressed their anger at the decision.

Adrianna Haslet, a dancer who lost her leg in the attack said, “The death penalty should be used in this particular case. This terrorist admitted in court he was guilty of crimes committed against our country. He confessed. … He is a threat to all of us and he needs to die,” according to Fox News.

Rebekah Gregory wrote on your Twitter, “So people are sitting on death row for far less, and the US Appeals court chooses to overturn the sentence of this COWARD??! All this does is give him the attention he wants, and prolongs the nightmare we have been living the last SEVEN years. Disgusting.”

Remarkably, the timing of this news coincides with the time the Trump administration decided to resume federal executions after a 17-year pause.