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Originally posted 01/30/2014 03:00PM
Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 04:00PM
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill.
In his first public appearance since being arrested April 19, he entered the plea Wednesday at his arraignment in federal court in Boston.
For first one, he leaned toward a microphone and said, "Not guilty," in a Russian accent. He then said not guilty repeatedly about a half-dozen more times.
Originally posted 06/27/2013 02:10PM
The U.S. Attorney General says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been indicted by federal grand jury with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction and "killing four individuals among other charges".
In a Tweet posted earlier in the day, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts also said that a press conference would be held Thursday afternoon.
In all, a 30-count indictment was handed down against Tsarnaev. In addition to the three deaths caused by the bombs at the marathon, he was charged with the murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, according to Boston Globe reporter David Abel.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 11:35AM
Shortly before his April 19 capture, as he remained hidden and bleeding inside the hull of a boat, Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly scrawled a note admitting to the April 15 attack and saying it was in retaliation for American action against Muslims.
A law enforcement source also told CNN on Thursday that the message said Dzhokhar, 19, would not miss his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, – who had already been killed by police on April 18 – because he would soon be joining him as a martyr in paradise.
"When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," read the note, scrawled with a marker on the interior wall of the boat's cabin, according to CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 11:55AM
Three more suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who came to the U.S. from Kazakhstan, officials said Wednesday.
Originally posted 04/26/2013 07:25AM
The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens about 40 miles west of Boston.
The facility, on the decommissioned Fort Devens U.S. Army base, treats federal prisoners and detainees who require specialized long-term medical or mental health care.
Originally posted 04/24/2013 03:45PM
As bagpipes wailed, more than 4,000 mourners paid their respects Wednesday to an MIT police officer Sean Collier, who authorities say was ambushed in his cruiser by the Boston Marathon bombers.
MIT students, faculty and staff, law enforcement officials from across the nation and Vice President Joe Biden gathered on the campus in Cambridge to remember Collier, a MIT officer who authorities say was gunned down by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev three days after the bombing.
The line of mourners stretched for a half-mile. They had to make their way through tight security, including metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 10:30PM
Katherine Russell was a typical college student before she met Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The daughter of an emergency room doctor, Katie, as she was called, grew up in a Christian household in North Kingstown, R.I., graduated at the top of her class at her high school in 2007, and said in her yearbook she wanted to go into the Peace Corps.
"The reason why I remember her is she was very nice and very smart," her North Kingstown High art teacher, Amos Trout Paine, tells the Associated Press. "She was ready to learn."
She is now known as the Boston Marathon bomber's widow.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 08:00AM
The surviving suspect in the bombings at the Boston Marathon says he and his late brother acted alone, and were not aided by any outside group, according to reports.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted to investigators under questioning Monday that he was involved in laying the bombs that killed three people and wounded scores at the finish line, The New York Times reports.
Tsarnaev, 19, said he and his brother Tamerlan, 26, hatched the plot themselves and were not tied to a terrorist group.
Originally posted 04/22/2013 02:05PM
The U.S. Attorney General says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property resulting in death.
In a statement Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder detailed the charge against 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The charge carries a possible death sentence.
Tsarnaev made his initial court appearance in his room in Beth Israel hospital. He is listed in serious but stable condition.
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