The Boston Marathon Bombing - April 15, 2013 -- Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Trial

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Boston Bombing Defense Lawyers Seek Delay in Jury Selection

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Lawyers Cite Influence of Last Week’s Deadly Attacks in Paris


By Jon Kamp

Updated Jan. 13, 2015 7:25 p.m. ET

BOSTON—Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want to suspend jury selection for his trial by at least a month due to last week’s deadly attacks in France, according to a court filing Tuesday.

More than 1,350 prospective jurors showed up at Boston’s federal court last week to begin the potentially long selection process. Those picked could serve for several months in a trial that may entail deciding whether Mr. Tsarnaev should receive the death penalty, if he’s found guilty.

On the third day of jury selection, gunmen attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, leading to a frenetic manhunt and more killings that drew parallels to the bombing and ensuing chaos that engulfed the Boston area in April 2013.

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Judge denies request to delay Boston Marathon bombing trial due to Paris attacks

By Mark Berman January 14 at 10:55 AM

The judge overseeing the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday denied a request from the alleged bomber’s attorneys to delay the trial due to the recent attacks in France.

Lawyers for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev had asked the judge to delay jury selection due to the violence in France, which has dominated the news over the last week and drawn comparisons to what unfolded in Boston two years ago. The shooting massacre at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper in Paris, was followed by a massive manhunt for two brothers who authorities said had become radicalized; days of bloodshed and panic culminated in a shootout with police.

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Picking Boston Marathon bombing jury looms as challenge

By Scott Malone

BOSTON  Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:09pm EST


(Reuters) - The challenge of seating a jury to hear the Boston Marathon bombing trial became clear on Thursday as candidates included a man whose roommates had urged him to vote for execution and a theologian worried such a vote would end his career.

U.S. District Judge George O'Toole worked his way through a few dozen people as he sought to build a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates to determine whether 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the attack and, if so, whether he deserves the death penalty.

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The first candidate called, a young man who works in advertising, said he had already concluded Tsarnaev was guilty.

"I live with several other males my age, a very testosterone-driven household, they think it's very cool that I would get to sentence him to death," the man said.

Another candidate, a professor of Catholic theology, said he could vote for the death penalty only if the U.S. prison system had physically collapsed.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:22 pm

Woman called for jury duty chokes up describing 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim

Associated Press | Jan. 16, 2015 | 1:54 p.m. EST

BOSTON (AP) — A prospective juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) became tearful as she spoke of an 8-year-old boy who was killed in the attack.

The female juror calmly answered questions from Judge George O'Toole Jr. until he asked her why she was surprised to receive a juror summons in the case.

She then became choked up and in a quivering voice told the judge that she lived in Dorchester, the same Boston neighborhood where 8-year-old Martin Richard lived. She said she had met the little boy once during a neighborhood cleanup.

She said she felt "personally affected" by the bombing.

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No plea deal likely in Boston Marathon bombing case

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.

With testimony expected to start later this month, the Justice Department has given no indication it is open to any proposal from the defense to spare Tsarnaev's life, pushing instead toward a trial that could result in a death sentence for the 21-year-old defendant.

In a deadly terror case that killed three people, including a child, and jolted the city, there may be little incentive for prosecutors who believe they have incontrovertible evidence to negotiate away their ability to seek the maximum penalty possible.

"There would be now, in my judgment, no reason for the government to reverse course and not let 12 citizens decide if the death penalty is appropriate," said Larry Mackey, a former Justice Department prosecutor involved in the case of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, who was executed in 2001.

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LIVE UPDATES: Jury Selection Resumes in Tsarnaev Trial

Testimony is expected to begin a week from Tuesday in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 • Updated at 9:30 AM EST

Alysha Palumbo @AlyshaNECN  .  1m
Juror 48 is being questioned about his opinion on attys. He served on a jury & thought both prosecutors & def did poor job @NECN #Tsarnaev

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Juror 48 said of law enforcement "most seem overly aggressive" @NECN #Tsarnaev

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We're back in courtroom 9, juror 48 is still being questioned by the judge & attorneys

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Tsarnaev attorneys renew bid to move Boston Marathon bombing trial

Lawyers say 68 percent of potential jurors already believe Tsarnaev is guilty. ‘String him up,’ says one

By Holly Bailey
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Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made their third push to move the trial out of Massachusetts Thursday, citing data from court questionnaires that shows 68 percent of the 1,337 Boston-area residents called as prospective jurors in the case already believe their client is guilty.

In a court filing Thursday, Tsarnaev’s attorneys said roughly the same amount of potential jurors — 69 percent — have a “self-identified connection” to the April 2013 bombings, meaning they were personally affected or knew someone who was. “Stronger support for a finding of presumed prejudice in Boston is difficult to imagine,” Timothy Watkins, one of Tsarnaev’s attorneys wrote in the filing. “The existing record precludes a fair trial in Boston.”

Based on an analysis of juror questionnaires, the defense noted that just 345 prospective jurors — or 25 percent of those summoned in the case — said they were “unsure” when asked if they had “formed an opinion” that Tsarnaev is guilty, while 66 potential jurors said “no.”

The motion came just hours after court officials announced that opening arguments in the closely watched trial would be delayed. U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole, who is presiding over the case, said earlier this month that the trial would begin next Monday. But jury selection has moved at an achingly slow pace in recent days, fueling rumors that the court would have no choice but to delay the proceedings.

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Jury selection in Boston Marathon bombing trial halted till Thursday

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BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection for the trial of the accused Boston Marathon bomber will be postponed until Thursday due to the blizzard pounding the city, court officials said on Tuesday.

A massive winter storm has dropped more than 14 inches (36 centimeters) of snow on Boston, with up to another foot of accumulation expected over the course of the day, according to the National Weather Service.

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For prospective jurors in the Boston bombing trial, a detailed questionaire

By Masha Gessen  | January 29 at 4:55 PM

As voir dire, the process of questioning potential jurors in the Boston bombing trial, rounds out its third week, Judge George O’Toole and the teams on both sides seem to have streamlined the process. They have dropped some questions, making the interviews less expansive. This has opened the way to follow-up questions that expose the true concerns on each side. Today’s questioning happened to reveal two things the prosecution is striving to avoid: jurors who are inclined to take into account Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s young age, and, more generally, a hung jury.

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Lawyers snipe as jury selection resumes in Boston Marathon bombing trial after 2-day break

Published January 29, 2015  ·  Associated Press

BOSTON –  A federal prosecutor has accused a lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) of trying to "encourage" a hung jury.

As jury selection resumed Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said attorney David Bruck asked a "wholly inappropriate" question when he probed a man with a supervisory job about whether he would listen to the opinions of other jurors.

Weinreb told Judge George O'Toole Jr. he viewed Bruck's question as an "instruction" that no juror could change another juror's view about whether the death penalty would be an appropriate punishment.

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Boston bombing trial: The media is frustrated by the many restrictions imposed in the Tsarnaev case

By Masha Gessen | January 29 at 8:41 AM

The Boston press corps is frustrated with the U.S. District Court in Boston.

Compared to the U.S. Supreme Court or to courts in many other countries, the federal court has never seemed particularly accessible to journalists – no video or audio recording or photography of the proceedings is ever allowed, and transcripts are quite difficult to get. But local court reporters say they have never faced the sorts of restrictions imposed by Judge George O’Toole in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspected Boston Marathon bomber. The bulk of the filings in the case are under seal – including at least one defense motion that was excerpted at length by the Boston Globe before the judge sealed it last week – and reporters are excluded from seeing or hearing much of the courtroom discussion that would customarily be public.

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Defense in Boston Marathon bombing case could try putting suspect's dead brother on trial

Published February 01, 2015 · Associated Press


FILE - This combination of file photos shows brothers Tamerlan, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are pinning their best hopes for saving his life on his dead older brother, Tamerlan. The defense is expected to portray Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the mastermind behind the twin explosions that killed 3 people and wounded more than 260 near the finish line of the 2013 race. He died days later after a gun battle with police. (AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File) (The Associated Press)

BOSTON –  Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are pinning their best hopes for saving his life on his dead older brother.

The defense is expected to portray Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the mastermind behind the twin explosions that killed 3 people and wounded more than 260 near the finish line of the 2013 race. He died days later after a gun battle with police.

Dzhokhar's lawyers have made it clear they plan to argue that he was heavily influenced by his older brother. If convicted, he could get the death penalty

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Delayed by Snow

BOSTON — Feb 2, 2015, 9:14 AM ET

Jury selection in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been postponed as another snowstorm batters the region.

About a foot of snowfall was forecast for the Boston area Monday.

Proceedings are scheduled to resume Tuesday. More than 100 prospective jurors have already been questioned.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:41 am

At Boston bombing trial, judge again refuses to move the venue

By Masha Gessen | February 6. 2015

Judge George O’Toole, who has over the months leading up to the Boston Marathon bombing trial, occasionally expressed irritation with the efforts of the defense team to move the trial and have it postponed, is angry at the defense again. In a seven-page opinion issued on Friday, he denied all three of the defense’s pending motions and dressed the defense team down.

Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant, filed a motion for change of venue on Jan. 22. They analyzed the 1,373 questionnaires filled out by prospective jurors and quoted from a number of them in an effort to show that an impartial jury cannot be seated in Boston. The judge deemed the use of the quotes “improper” and ordered the motion sealed the same day it was filed – but not before some of the quotes had been published in The Boston Globe. In Friday’s ruling, the judge rejected the defense’s request to remove the “improper” label, explaining that the quotations violated a confidentiality promise he had publicly given the jurors – though the quotes were released anonymously. “After putting them in a public filing and thus having effectively invited the media to give them publicity, the defendant now piously complains about the level of media coverage,” wrote Judge O’Toole.

As for the motion itself, wrote the judge, it “has even less, not more, merit than the prior ones,” because the voir dire – the process of interviewing prospective jurors in person – is proving successful. It was originally planned for two weeks and has so far stretched for four, with at least one more to go. “That the voir dire process has been time-consuming is not an indication that a proper jury cannot be selected for this case,” wrote the judge. “It is rather in the main a consequence of the careful inquiry that the Court and counsel are making into the suitability of prospective jurors. That takes time, and we have been taking it.”

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The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart 02/12/15

Accused Boston bomber gets change of venue hearing

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U.S. appeals court to hear arguments on moving Boston bombing trial

By Scott Malone

BOSTON  Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:08am EST

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said it would hear arguments on whether to move the trial of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of the city that was the site of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The appeals court's decision to hear arguments on Feb. 19 comes after a district court judge three times rejected pleas by defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys to move the trial.

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Appeals court to consider request to move Boston bombing trial

By Richard A. Serrano

February 12, 2015, 11:15 AM | Reporting from Washington

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Despite the appellate court’s decision to weigh in on the case, District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. on Thursday held his 17th day of individual juror questioning, a process that began Jan. 5 with 1,373 prospective jurors under review.

O’Toole has repeatedly denied defense requests to move the trial or hold a hearing on moving it. Tsarnaev's lawyers have suggested moving it to Springfield, Mass., New York City or Washington D.C., which government prosecutors have vigorously opposed.

The appellate court hearing on Feb. 19 will allow each side 20 minutes to argue why the trial should be held in Boston or moved away. But because the vast majority of the case remains under seal, defense lawyers and prosecutors will be prohibited from mentioning much about the merits of the case, other than the difficulties in finding 12 jurors and six alternates.

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Boston Marathon bombing trial can stay in Massachusetts, federal appeals panel says

Published February 28, 201  ·  Associated Press

BOSTON –  Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and jury selection and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said in a 2-1 ruling Friday that U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. correctly denied Tsarnaev's requests on three occasions to move the trial and that the judge acted within his discretion, especially given the "particularly unusual" timing with jury selection already underway.

"The process has been thorough and appropriately calibrated to expose bias, ignorance and prevarication," the majority said of the judge's almost daily sessions with potential jurors that began nearly two months ago.

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Boston bombing trial to hear opening statements Wednesday

After a long jury selection that saw a pool of 1,373 potential jurors, the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect behind the April 2013 attacks on the Boston Marathon, is set to hear opening statements on March 4.

The pool of potential jurors took a long time to find, the event having been covered so heavily in the media. The jury pool now stands at 70 and it is expected that 12 jurors and six alternates will be selected on Tuesday with opening statements at 9 a.m. the following morning, barring any word otherwise from an appellate court.

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Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Published March 04, 2015  ·  Associated Press

BOSTON – Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.

Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed directions given by his older, radicalized brother? Or was he a willing, active participant in the attacks?

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Tsarnaev's trial will be held in U.S. District Court in Boston under extremely tight security. During jury selection, dozens of police officers and federal security officers were stationed inside and outside the courthouse, armed U.S. Coast Guard boats patrolled Boston Harbor and a side street leading to the courthouse was blocked.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial to Begin Wednesday

Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces potential death penalty


Members of the legal defense team for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—Miriam Conrad, David Bruck, Judy Clarke and Timothy Watkins—walk into the federal courthouse on Jan. 6 in Boston. Photo: Getty Images

By Jon Kamp

March 4, 2015 6:12 a.m. ET

BOSTON—Nearly two years after a pair of deadly explosions tore through the crowd at the Boston Marathon finish line, the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to get under way Wednesday with a potential death penalty hanging in the balance.

Attorneys are expected to make opening statements Wednesday morning, a day after federal Judge George O’Toole empaneled a jury. The jury of 10 women and eight men, including alternates, was chosen from an original pool of 1,373 people in a painstaking process that began Jan. 5.

The judge spent weeks interviewing individual candidates to find jurors who said they could keep an open mind about the high-profile case and would consider capital punishment for Mr. Tsarnaev if he is convicted.

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Defense Admits Tsarnaev Carried out Boston Marathon Bombing

BOSTON — Mar 4, 2015, 12:55 PM ET
By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer


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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.

"It WAS him," Judy Clarke, one of the nation's foremost death-penalty defense attorneys, said of Tsarnaev in a startling opening statement in the biggest terrorism trial in the U.S. since the Oklahoma City bombing nearly 20 years ago.

Laying out an argument aimed at saving Tsarnaev not from a guilty verdict but from the death penalty, Clarke said that the defense will not try to "sidestep" his involvement in the "senseless, horribly misguided acts carried out by two brothers."

"The evidence will not establish and we will not argue that Tamerlan put a gun to Dzhokhar's head or that he forced him to join in the plan," Clarke said, "but you will hear evidence about the kind of influence that this older brother had."

Prosecutors used their opening statements to sketch out the scene of horror at the marathon. They accused Tsarnaev of cold-bloodedly planting a bomb designed to "tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle," and hanging out with his college buddies afterward as if nothing had happened.

"He believed that he was a soldier in a holy war against Americans," Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said. "He also believed that by winning that victory, he had taken a step toward reaching paradise. That was his motive for committing these crimes."

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Survivor tells Boston Marathon bombing trial blast felt like she was 'on a rocket' (Video)

Published March 09, 2015  ·  FoxNews.com

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial heard testimony Monday from a survivor who described being blasted in the air like “on a rocket” by an explosion that tore off her new husband’s leg.

Nurse Jessica Kensky recalled for the packed courtroom a scene of total chaos, of “smoke and blood,” and how she tried to reach her injured husband, Patrick Downes.

“A man came over as I was trying to fumble to put a tourniquet on Patrick and said, “Ma’am, you’re on fire, you’re on fire,” she testified, according to Reuters, at the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, in Boston Federal Court.

Kensky testified she felt searing pain “from my shoulder blades all down my back.”

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Jury in Boston Marathon bomb trial sees blood-stained note

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© AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office This undated forensics photograph provided by the U.S. Attorney's office and presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokha…

BOSTON (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial on Tuesday of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got to see the blood-stained message that prosecutors say he wrote on the inside of a boat he was hiding in before his violent capture, explaining his reasoning for killing innocent people.

“We Muslims are one body you hurt one you hurt us all,” the message read, citing what it said was aggression in Muslim lands. “I don’t like killing innocent people it is forbidden in islam, but due to said (…) it is allowed,” the message read, with a word missing due to a bullet hole.

Boston Police Officer Todd Brown identified a photograph of the message, displayed to the jury on screens in U.S. District Court in Boston, showing bullet holes and blood dripping over the words.

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Cyclist places Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at scene of cop killing

By Ann O'Neill
Updated 9:18 PM ET, Wed March 11, 2015

Boston (CNN)—It was 9:35 on a slow Thursday night in April 2013 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Chief John DiFava was about to call it quits. On his way out, he saw one of his rookie swing-shift officers, Sean Collier, sitting in his cruiser. He stopped to say goodnight.

"I chatted with him for a few minutes. I told him to be safe and I left," the chief told a crowded courtroom on Wednesday. He estimated the conversation lasted three, maybe four minutes.

"Did you ever see Sean Collier alive again after that?" Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb asked.

"I did not."

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:09 pm

Jurors In Marathon Bombing Case See Second Note Left In Watertown Boat

By Jim Armstrong, WBZ-TV
March 17, 2015 6:19 PM

BOSTON (CBS) – Until today, jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing case had only heard about a second so-called boat note, but on Tuesday they saw it for themselves. This one was carved into wooden slats inside the Watertown boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid from police for hours. It reads, in large letters, ”STOP KILLING OUR…INNOCENT PEOPLE AND WE WILL…STOP”

It is a sentiment nearly identical to the other handwritten confessions of sorts found inside that boat. On Tuesday, the jury also saw photographs of the bloodied pencil that prosecutors say Tsarnaev used to write that message.



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Marathon Bomber’s Defense Steers Blame to Brother as Prosecution Objects

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and JESS BIDGOODMARCH 17, 2015


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BOSTON — The lawyers trying to spare the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty have so far been stymied from telling jurors much about their main defense: that his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, cajoled him into participating.

But on Tuesday, amid a flurry of objections from prosecutors, Mr. Tsarnaev’s lawyers foreshadowed the approach they are expected to use in a later phase of the trial to try to convince jurors that Tamerlan was the driving force behind the bombings. Although the judge has limited what the defense can argue about Tamerlan’s influence during this phase of the trial — which determines guilt or innocence — he has not said what he will allow in the second phase, when jurors will determine punishment.

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Testimony from someone who knew Tsarnaev well

By Kevin Cullen  | Globe Staff  March 17, 2015

Et tu, Stephen?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had to be thinking that. For two weeks, he has watched the heartbroken, the heroic and the technically expert get up in federal court and testify against him. One after another, strangers stood before him and described how he had taken their legs or their loved ones. Police who shot it out with him and his brother Tamerlan pointed him out in court.

Tuesday was different. It was personal, because Stephen Silva took the stand and Stephen Silva and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were good friends.

As Silva was sworn in, Tsarnaev stared at him.

They met in 8th grade, in Cambridge. When they graduated from Rindge and Latin in 2011, they posed together for a photo

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Jurors in Tsarnaev trial were questioned about influence of siblings, religious beliefs

By Milton J. Valencia | Globe Staff  March 17, 2015

Have any of your siblings tried to influence you in life, or in your major life decisions? Do you believe most teenagers are influenced by older siblings? Has a close family member, or friend, ever served in the military? Do you know anyone who is Chechen, or Dagestani?

What religion were you born into? What religion do you currently practice? Do you have any interactions with people who are Muslim?
 
The 1,373 prospective jurors who were summoned to US District Court in Boston for the week beginning Jan. 5 were asked those questions to help determine whether they could serve on the jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

On Tuesday, US District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. released the 28-page questionnaire that prospective jurors were asked to fill out — after eight days of testimony in the high-profile trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The questionnaire had been sealed since jurors were asked to fill it out.

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Boston bombing defense rests after detailing brother's research

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BOSTON, March 31 (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case on Tuesday after calling only four witnesses over two days.

By comparison, the prosecution presented 92 witnesses in the trial of Tsarnaev, 21, who is accused in the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 people near the finish line of the famed race.

Court will reconvene on Monday, with lawyers for each side making their closing statements before the jury begins deliberations.

If Tsarnaev is found guilty, the jury will decide whether to sentence him to death or life in prison without possibility of parole after additional witness testimony.

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CNN reporting a VERDICT HAS BEEN REACHED.  Stay tuned!
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Tsarnaev guilty in Boston bombing

By Ann O'Neill, CNN  Updated 2:23 PM ET, Wed April 8, 2015

Boston (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 2:19 p.m.]

So far, jurors have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of 10 of 30 counts. The verdict still is being read.

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Juan Martinez's Tie @juanstie2  ·  5m 5 minutes ago

COUNT 29 & 30 GUILTY. Clean sweep #Tsarnaev
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Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts in Boston bombing

Trial will now go to death penalty phase

UPDATED 7:12 PM CDT Apr 08, 2015

BOSTON (CNN) —Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his face a blank, stood with his head bowed and his hands clasped as the guilty verdicts tolled one after another for what seemed like an eternity: Guilty of using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting. Guilty, guilty, guilty: The word was spoken 32 times.

Yes, the jury said, Tsarnaev caused the deaths of Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier. Yes, it was murder. And so, the word "yes" was spoken 63 times, each time making Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty.

From start to finish, it took 26 minutes for the jury to announce its verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing trial: Tsarnaev didn't skate on a single charge. He now stands guilty of all 30 counts, 17 of which could send him to death row.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:42 pm

Bombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate

Posted: Apr 20, 2015 8:53 PM CDT
Updated: Apr 20, 2015 10:17 PM CDT


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AP Legal Affairs Writer


BOSTON (AP) - The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

But the outcome of the next phase of the trial is much more difficult to predict. The same jury must decide whether Tsarnaev, 21, should be put to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. The penalty phase begins Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

Debate over whether Tsarnaev should get the death penalty intensified recently after the parents of Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy who was killed in the bombings, urged federal authorities to consider taking death off the table in exchange for Tsarnaev spending the rest of his life in prison and giving up his rights to appeal.

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Boston Marathon bomber unlikely to be executed – even if jury votes for death

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Bill Richard has been watching the government seek death for his son’s killer for months.

Since the beginning of the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Richard, whose eight-year-old son Martin was one of three people killed at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon and whose six-year-old daughter Jane lost a leg, has sat in the courtroom almost every day. Often, his wife Denise, who was blinded in one eye by the bomb that killed her son, sat by his side.

When, in April, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on all 30 counts – including 17 that carry a possible death sentence – Richard was there.

Since January, federal prosecutors have called almost a hundred witnesses, single-mindedly pushing for one simple goal: to put Tsarnaev to death. Now, as the defence opens its case for why Tsarnaev should avoid a death sentence on Monday, the trial is reaching its climax. Once the defence rests, in as soon as a week, the jury will be asked to decide whether the 21-year-old should live or die – the only real issue to be settled in a case in which his involvement in the bombings was never really in doubt.

But if the jury votes for death, their verdict may not be the end. Since the late 1960s, despite pursuing hundreds of capital cases, the federal government has only executed three people. And with a nationwide shortage of injection drugs caused by an international boycott by pharmaceutical companies – pushing the issue to the political fore – Tsarnaev’s fate would likely remain uncertain. And even if execution drugs could be procured, the case could easily be tied up in appeals for decades.

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Boston Trial Sheds Light on One Bomber’s Marriage

Witnesses discuss transformation of older Tsarnaev brother’s wife


Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, stands during a hearing in district court in January 2013 in Wrentham, Mass. Photo: WCVB-TV/Associated Press

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April 27, 2015 5:59 p.m. ET

BOSTON—The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cast new light Monday on one of the enduring curiosities of the Boston marathon bombing and the ensuing investigation: Katherine Russell, the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Ms. Russell was never charged with anything, and her attorney said Monday she hasn’t been interviewed by authorities recently. The Rhode Island native has maintained a low profile ever since the deadly bombing two years ago, which was carried out by her husband Tamerlan, who died days later in a gun battle with police, and his younger brother Dzhokhar.

A jury is now deciding whether to sentence the surviving brother, who was convicted on April 8, to a death sentence or life in prison without parole.

Defense attorneys called Ms. Russell’s mother and childhood friend to the stand as they opened their case to persuade the jury to spare Mr. Tsarnaev’s life. Mr. Tsarnaev’s attorneys used a series of witnesses Monday to paint the older Tsarnaev brother as an intimidating, combative man who became increasingly obsessed with Islam and influenced his younger brother.

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Boston bomber's brother voiced a 'rage of hatred,' court hears

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's …

BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brother frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.

Several of Tsarnaev's relatives appeared in federal court in Boston to testify at the second phase of his trial, where a jury will determine whether Tsarnaev is sentenced to death for killing three people and wounding 264 in the April 15, 2013, bombing attack on Boston's best-attended sporting event.

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Naida Suleimanova, a cousin of the brothers, said she was scared when she learned Tamerlan had adopted extremist views.

"When we were told that he was an adherent of some kind of radical Islam, I was afraid," Suleimanova said through an interpreter.

"I don't understand this. Our parents didn't teach us these things. They taught us to pray and to read the prayers and I am very far away from all this."

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Boston marathon bomber’s father suffered PTSD, psychiatrist testifies

Published May 05, 2015  ·  Associated Press

BOSTON –  Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming he was tortured in a Russian camp during the Russian-Chechen war in the 1990s, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.

Dr. Alexander Niss, who treated Anzor Tsarnaev from 2003 to 2005, said the Chechen man showed typical symptoms of PTSD, including anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks and paranoia.

Niss took the stand during the penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, during which the jury will decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should get the death penalty or life in prison for the 2013 bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

The psychiatrist's testimony appeared designed to support the claim by Tsarnaev's lawyers about dysfunction in his family. The defense told jurors earlier that both of Tsarnaev's parents were diagnosed with mental illness.

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Both sides rest after jury is told Boston Marathon bomber is 'sorry'

G. Jeffrey MacDonald , Special for USA TODAY 4:23 p.m. EDT May 11, 2015

BOSTON — Both sides rested Monday in the penalty phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, minutes after Sister Helen Prejean told jurors he is "genuinely sorry for what he did."

...Jurors are expected to get the case on Wednesday to decide whether Tsarnaev will be executed or spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu May 14, 2015 9:50 am

Life on the line as Boston bombing jury weighs Tsarnaev's fate


Trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

BOSTON, May 13 (Reuters) - The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday began deliberating whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or to life in prison for the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264.

Federal prosecutors wrapped up their case by arguing that the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was a terrorist who wanted to punish America in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

Defense attorneys, meanwhile, contended Tsarnaev was in the thrall of his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, who conceived and drove the attack and that he deserved to spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of release but not to die by lethal injection.

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1st Full Day of Deliberations Begins in Boston Bombing Trial

BOSTON — May 14, 2015, 10:17 AM ET
By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer


Jurors began their first full day of deliberations Thursday to decide whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves life in prison or the death penalty.

Jurors began deliberating late Wednesday after listening to powerful closing arguments from prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers.

Prosecutors reminded jurors of the pain and suffering caused by the bombing and said Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old former college student, deserves to die for what he did.

But Tsarnaev's lawyer said he was an "invisible" teenager in a dysfunctional family who was led astray by his radicalized older brother, Tamerlan, and deserves a chance at redemption.

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Post by Freckles on Fri May 15, 2015 4:02 pm

Death by lethal injection.
Convicted on 16 of 17 counts for DP.
Found guilty on 32 different counts BUT death only on the 16.

Mass has no death penalty BUT this is a federal case so punishment would be handled by them.

Victim impact statements, etc., to be given later this summer.
Appeals now begin...
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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

By Ann O'Neill, Aaron Cooper and Ray Sanchez, CNN
Updated 0338 GMT (1038 HKT) May 16, 2015

Boston (CNN)—A federal jury Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, the final chapter to a brutal, emotionally exhausting trial that brought forth indelible images of an unspeakable crime.

There was no visible reaction from Tsarnaev, 21. Several survivors and relatives of victims dabbed tears in the quiet courtroom.

Bill and Denise Richards, parents of the bombing's littlest victim, 8-year-old Martin, looked on stoically from the second row. They were against the death penalty.

The verdict marked the first time in the post-9/11 era that federal prosecutors have won the death penalty in a terrorism case.

Tsarnaev could be sent to death row in Terre Haute, Indiana, but his final destination will not be known until after the judge formally sentences him in court. No sentencing date has been set.

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Moving from Developing Stories to Current Trials (until he is officially sentenced).

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Massachusetts prosecutor to charge Tsarnaev with officer's murder

Associated Press
July 11, 2015

WOBURN, Mass. — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will still face state charges in the death of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer even though he is already on death row inside a federal prison, a prosecutor said.

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan told The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1M12VBZ) it was appropriate to continue with the case considering Tsarnaev's federal convictions are not final pending appeal.

Tsarnaev, 21, was sentenced to death last month after being convicted of federal charges in the April 2013 bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Some of those charges related to the shooting of officer Sean Collier by Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan days after the bombings as they tried to flee the area.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:24 am

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Massachusetts prosecutor to charge bomber Tsarnaev with murder

A Massachusetts district attorney plans to bring state murder charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death in a federal trial for a deadly bomb attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon, her office said on Saturday.

The Boston Globe reported that Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said she would charge Tsarnaev with murdering MIT police officer Sean Collier and for other crimes in the aftermath of the marathon attacks.

Ryan said a guilty verdict in Massachusetts could keep Tsarnaev in prison if he successfully appeals his federal convictions.

"When you come into Middlesex County and execute a police officer in the performance of his duties and assault other officers attempting to effect his capture, it is appropriate you should come back to Middlesex County to stand trial for that offense," Ryan said in a statement.

Critics have said a prosecution is Massachusetts would be expensive and unnecessary, given the death sentence dispensed in federal court.

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