Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence seen more as symbolic  judgment

May 16, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence seen more as symbolic judgment

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death Friday. But his execution may not happen for decades — if ever. A lengthy appellate process, an effective moratorium on federal executions and declining support among Americans for capital punishment all suggest that Tsarnaev’s death ...

Boston bomber: an American dream gone awry

| May 16, 2015

Boston bomber: an American dream gone awry

AFP-JIJI Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death on Friday, appeared to be on course for a normal American life before he launched his attack on crowds watching a marathon. Calling himself Jahar, he appeared to be an undisciplined but well-adjusted university ...

Police describe battling marathon bombers in escape attempt

Mar 17, 2015

Police describe battling marathon bombers in escape attempt

Three police officers on Monday described an onslaught of gunfire and bombs during a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombers days after the attack and one suspect’s escape in a stolen car that ended with his dragging his brother’s lifeless body through the street. ...

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Mar 5, 2015

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother. Judy Clarke, one of ...

Jan 19, 2015

Seeking death penalty appears set in Boston bombing trial

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 ...