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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.
Originally posted 04/22/2013 11:25AM
With a name like Zooey Deschanel, chances are the actress has suffered her fair share of mix-ups and mispronunciations – but nothing like quite like this.
While the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was being pursued by investigators during a manhunt on Friday, Dallas-Fort Worth's Fox 4 had a closed caption fail for the record books.
As a news anchor read aloud the name of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, closed captioning on screen read, "He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."
Originally posted 04/21/2013 12:00PM
Two days after alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured following an extensive manhunt, the suspect remains in serious but stable condition at a Boston hospital.
Unable to speak after sustaining injuries to the throat, according to sources, the 19-year-old suspect is "intubated and sedated," CNN reports.
"I, and I think all of the law enforcement professionals, are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives, because we have a million questions, and those questions need to be answered," Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters on Saturday.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 09:45AM
Days before a Watertown citizen helped lead police to the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, another ordinary civilian provided a photo that helped identify the most wanted man in America.
In the chaos immediately after the Boston Marathon blasts, David Green took a picture with his smartphone before helping those who had been injured in the second blast.
It wasn't until three days later, when officials released video of the two suspects, that Green realized that he had a clear photo of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev walking away from the scene.
Green, the CEO of a sportswear company who ran the marathon, immediately understood the importance of taking the picture. "I was in New York during 9/11," he tells PEOPLE. "You just have to document something, [so] I pulled my phone out and took one picture."
Originally posted 04/20/2013 03:05PM
Even as he huddled with his wife in Watertown, Mass., on Friday, David Henneberry never imagined he'd come face to face with the alleged Boston bomber.
But that's exactly what happened around dusk on Friday evening.
As tanks and SWAT vehicles rolled through the streets and cops went door to door in search of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Henneberry was outside smoking a cigarette when he noticed something amiss with the power boat he keeps parked in his driveway.
Originally posted 04/19/2013 09:45PM
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with police early Friday morning, leaves behind a wife, a child, and in-laws who are shocked and appalled at the terror that unfolded this week.
"We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred," the family of Tsarnaev's wife Katherine Russell, 24, said in a statement released to PEOPLE Friday.
"Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. In the aftermath of the Patriot's Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane [sic] Tsarnaev," they said of their son-in-law, 26.
"Our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted. Please respect our family's privacy in this difficult time."
Originally posted 04/19/2013 08:50PM
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who's been at large, was brought into custody Friday night.
The Boston Police Department confirmed that the suspect was apprehended at 8:45 p.m. ET after a harrowing manhunt that shut down the city of Boston and the surrounding areas.
Shortly before his capture, Tsarnaev exchanged gunfire with authorities in Watertown, Mass., and took shelter in a boat stored in a resident's yard.
Boston Police said in a press conference at 9:45 p.m. ET that Tsarnaev was in serious condition at a local hospital. He is the only known surviving suspect in the bombings.
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