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article imageBoston Marathon suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev indicted

By Saunon Malek     Jun 28, 2013 in Crime
The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, has been filed in a 30-count indictment, for the twin explosions which occurred on April 15th, according to federal prosecutors.
Among the charges placed on Tsanaev by a federal grand jury, includes the use of a weapon of mass destruction, the murder of four, carjacking, and the use of a firearm "in relation to a crime of violence".
Prosecutors say that if the ethnic Chechen is convicted, he faces life imprisonment, and possibly, the death penalty.
Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (now dead), are the suspected perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings. The event claimed the lives of three spectators, and injured more than 260 others. A team which investigated the aftermath of the incident, found that the bombs were made out of pressure cookers, which contained gun powder, pellets, and nails.
The indictment states that the purpose of the bombs served to "shred skin, shatter bone and cause extreme pain and suffering, as well as death."
View the indictment here.
On April 19th, several days after the bombings, the Tsarnaev brothers engaged in a shootout with Boston law enforcement forces, after having killed an MIT campus officer and jacking a car. The armed conflict between the Boston police and the Tsarnaev brothers resulted in the death of Tamerlan, whom was allegedly run over by his younger brother, and shot by policemen. Dzokhar was captured in the end, where he was found hiding in a dry-docked boat, not far from the shootout scene.
While in the boat, local authorities claimed that Dzokhar had etched several messages into the inner wall, some of which stated, "The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians." "I can't stand to see such evil unpunished."
Dzokhar Tsarnaev has not been publicly seen, since his first appearance on footage retrieved from surveillance cameras. He is scheduled to be arraigned on July 10th to a U.S. District Court in Boston.
Many have speculated over the atrocities committed on April 15th, and despite the fact that the emotions run high towards the alleged perpetrators, much uncertainty remains, as to whether the Tamerlan brothers planned and executed the Boston Marathon bombings.
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