Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev

WAMC News
7:41 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Suspect In Boston Marathon Bombing Indicted

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Authorities say Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a 15-count state indictment related to the death of a police officer and a police shootout.

That's in addition to a 30-count federal indictment returned by a federal grand jury Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and state officials said at a news conference that they're thinking of the three people killed and 260 people injured when two bombs exploded April 15 near the finish line.

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WAMC News
10:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Lawyers: 2 Didn't Know Of Boston Attack Plans

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Lawyers for two men charged with conspiring to obstruct justice in the Boston bombing case say their clients had no idea the attack was being planned.

The lawyers for Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev held a brief news conference Wednesday after their clients' initial court appearance.

Their attorneys say their clients were just as shocked as everyone else and didn't have anything to do with the attack.

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WAMC News
6:58 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Bomb Suspects Appear Driven By Religious Views

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More is emerging about the criminal case against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

U.S. officials say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother appear to have been motivated by their religious views, not any connection to any Muslim terrorist groups. The officials made the assessment after Tsarnaev was interrogated in his hospital room, where he's being treated for severe wounds allegedly suffered during violent encounters with law enforcement following the Boston Marathon bombings.

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New England News
9:40 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Boston Bomber Suspect On The Run 9:38 a.m.

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There have been many developments in the Boston Marathon bombing overnight. Twenty four hours ago, investigators didn’t know very much about who was responsible for Monday’s attack.

Here’s how last night’s events played out.  

Late Thursday afternoon the FBI released photographs and video of two suspects and appealed to the public’s help identifying them. Around 10 p.m. shots were fired on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. At 10:30, an MIT campus police officer, who was later pronounced dead, was found with multiple shot wounds in his vehicle.

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WAMC News
7:23 am
Fri April 19, 2013

NEW: AP Sources Identify Surviving Boston Bombing Suspect

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Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings.

In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. The photo was taken at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge, just across the river from Boston.

AP sources identify the man as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the bombing suspect who is still alive. The other bombing suspect was killed overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police.

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