Boston Bombing

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Tsarnaev Faces More Charges: in case he gets off?

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan wants Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial for the murder of MIT cop Sean Collier and the shootout in Watertown, Massachusetts. According to experts, individuals charged with federal capital crimes are almost never subsequently charged with local crimes. Does DA Ryan think the federal charges might not stick upon appeal?

Whether Tsarnaev’s trial was truly “fair and just” is up for debate. Photo credit: Jane Flavell Collins

Marathon Bomber Appeals Conviction: Do His Lawyers Know Something We Don’t?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers continue the legal formalities necessary to build a case for appeal, despite an unequivocal admission by the defendant of his own guilt. Is there anything to be gleaned from an appeals trial about the backstory of the Boston Marathon bombing? Something that may help the public understand the shadowy relationship between the national security apparatus and “domestic terrorists”?

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