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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.
Originally posted 04/19/2013 01:45PM
In an unprecedented closure of a major American city, police locked down Watertown, Mass., Friday in a hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the second suspect in Monday's horrific Boston Marathon bombing.
Originally posted 04/19/2013 12:15PM
With one of the two Boston bombing suspects killed in a shootout and the other the subject of a massive manhunt, PEOPLE spoke with their shocked father, Anzort Tsarnaev, and their sister, Alina Tsarnaeva, on Friday morning.
"They never could have done this. Never, ever, ever!" Tsarnev told PEOPLE via phone from Russia. In a conversation filled with screaming and yelling, he was clearly in a state of disbelief and horrified by the events he watched unfold on TV.
"I feel terrible! Why they kill my son? Something wrong! My sons never do bombing," he insisted. "They hated guns – how they do bombs?"
Originally posted 04/19/2013 08:30AM
The two suspects now implicated in the Boston Marathon bombing are brothers – one has been killed in a shootout and the other is now on the run – and they have family on the East Coast.
"These are my nephews! My brother's sons!" their stunned uncle Ruslan Tzami told PEOPLE from his home in Maryland on Friday morning, just a short time after the two men's likenesses and names were revealed.
Tzami wept as he spoke of the brothers who emigrated from Kyrgyzstan in 2001: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was born in Russia. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was born in Kyrgyzstan, is in possession of a Massachusetts drivers license and is on the run. He "wanted to be a doctor," said the uncle.
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