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  • Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack

    2 weeks ago

    A jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision.

    The federal jury chose death by lethal injection for...

  • Jewish groups hail guilty verdict in Boston Marathon bombing case

    April 9, 2015 | 9:15 am

    Jewish groups praised the guilty verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing case.

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was convicted on all 30 charges Wednesday in a federal courtroom in Boston. The explosions at the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon set by Tsarnaev and his brother killed three,...

  • Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev found guilty of all 30 charges, will face death penalty

    April 8, 2015 | 11:10 am

    A jury on Wednesday found Dzokhar Tsarnaev guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, as well as fatally shooting a police officer four days later.

    Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty of all 30 counts against him, with 17 of the charges...

  • Accused Boston bomber ‘wanted to punish America’

    April 6, 2015 | 11:40 am

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "wanted to punish America" when he killed three people and injured 264 with a pair of homemade bombs at the 2013 race, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

    In closing arguments before a jury decides whether Tsarnaev, 21, is guilty...

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  • Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

    March 30, 2015 | 1:15 pm

    The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense...

  • Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trial

    March 1, 2015 | 4:07 pm

    From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty.

    Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing...

  • Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of lying to authorities

    October 28, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    A college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber was found guilty on Tuesday of making false statements to authorities in a terrorism investigation, as a federal jury did not accept his defense that he had smoked so much marijuana he was too high to lie.

    Robel Phillipos,...

  • Accused Boston bomber spoke of martyrdom before attack, FBI says

    July 15, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his friends about martyrdom and bomb-building over lunch before the attacks last year, an FBI agent testified on Friday in the trial of one of the friends for obstruction.

    Azamat Tazhayakov is the first of Tsarnaev's friends...

  • The four lessons of the Boston Marathon bombing

    April 10, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    It’s unusual, but one of the most crucial findings in a recently released inspector general’s report about the Boston Marathon Bombing actually focused on something that did not take place.         

    To be released on April 15, the first anniversary of the deadly events in Boston...

  • U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber

    January 30, 2014 | 10:48 pm

    The United States will seek the death penalty for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with planting homemade explosives devices that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the government's chief prosecutor said on Thursday.

    U.S....

  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads ‘not guilty’ to attack

    July 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to committing the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, a crime that could bring the death penalty.

    The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen spoke clearly in court, repeatedly answering that he was "not...

  • FBI says man shot dead while being questioned about Boston bombings

    May 22, 2013 | 10:46 am

    An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early on Wednesday, the bureau said.

    A friend of the dead man identified him as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev of Orlando, a Chechen who had previously lived in...

  • Three men charged with undermining Boston bombing probe

    May 1, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way.

    The three, two students from Kazakhstan and a...

  • Boston bombers had planned to attack N.Y. next, Mayor Bloomberg says

    April 25, 2013 | 11:15 am

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday the suspects in last week's Boston Marathon bombing had intended to attack New York City next.

    "Last night we were informed by the FBI that the surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of...

  • Boston bomb suspect’s wife assisting probe, lawyer says

    April 23, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    The wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect is assisting authorities and in absolute shock that her husband and brother-in-law were accused of the deadly blasts, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

    "She cries a lot," attorney Amato DeLuca said of Katherine Russell, 24, an...

  • Anti-Semitic message painted on Boston-area church

    April 23, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    A suburban Boston church was vandalized with an anti-Semitic message while police were hunting for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The Victory Assembly of God church in Sharon, Mass., was vandalized on the night of April 19, as police pursued Tsarnaev, 19, and...

  • Suspect charged with Boston Marathon bombing

    April 22, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.

    Video taken by security cameras showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen...

  • Boston suspect won’t be treated as enemy combatant, White House says

    April 22, 2013 | 10:18 am

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the ethnic Chechen college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, will not be treated as an enemy combatant in the legal process, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

    "He will not be treated as an enemy combatant," Carney told reporters at a briefing. "We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions."

    Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; editing by Christopher Wilson

  • Suspected marathon bomber may never speak again, Israeli director of Boston hospital says

    April 22, 2013 | 7:57 am

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may never speak again, the expatriate Israeli director of the Boston hospital where Tsarnaev is being treated told an Israeli news site.

    Tsarnaev, 19, was wounded in his throat, Kevin Ilan Tabb of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

  • Marathon bomb suspect eludes police, hunt shuts Boston down

    April 19, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    Black Hawk helicopters and heavily armed police descended on a Boston suburb Friday in a massive search for an ethnic Chechen suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, hours after his brother was killed by police in a late-night shootout.

    The normally traffic-clogged streets of...

  • Boston suspect’s web page venerates Islam, Chechen independence

    April 19, 2013 | 9:03 am

    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on a Russian language social networking site.

    Abusive comments in Russian and English were flooding onto Tsarnaev's page on VK, a...

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