Tag: Boston Marathon Bombing

Tsarnaev Apologizes, Sentenced to Death [VIDEO]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked God to forgive him and apologized to the victims and survivors of his terrorist attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon during his appearance in front of a federal court Wednesday. “I would like to apologize to the victims and the survivor. I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the…

Boston Bomber Cries in Trial [VIDEO]

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his stoic expression for the first time in court Monday when he cried as his aunt began uncontrollably sobbing on the stand at his federal death-penalty trial. The 21-year-old wiped tears from his face as his aunt became overwhelmed with emotion and couldn’t finish her testimony. Tsarnaev has maintained…

Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Flipping Off Cam In His Cell [VIDEO]

A photo of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev flipping off a camera three months after his arrest was shown in court by prosecutors in court on Tuesday during opening statements. While the video itself has not yet been released, the still photo became public record after it was entered into evidence. Assistant U.S. Attorney…

Boston Bombers’ Carjacking Hostage Recounts Escape [VIDEO]

A man held captive by the Boston Marathon bombers after they had carjacked and kidnapped him in 2013 recounted his escape at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial Thursday. Dun Meng, an app designer who was taken hostage after the Tsarnaev brothers carjacked his Mercedes, identified Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as his kidnapper and called it “the most terrifying moment,…

NEW Surveillance Footage Of Boston Marathon Bombing [VIDEO]

On Monday Federal prosecutors showed a video compilation of images, some never before seen by the public. They were taken from surveillance cameras along the route leading to the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the day three people were killed and more than 240 people were injured by hot shrapnel,…

Boston Bombing Trial: Jury Selection Almost Finish [VIDEO]

Boston Marathon’s jury selection bombing could be end next week after an intensive screening process. The selection process was prolonged partially due to the recent blizzards that pummelled the Northeast, but mostly because of the difficulty in finding unbiased people to serve as jury members. The selection process began in early January when 1,373 prospective…

Marathon Bombing Trial Set to Begin [VIDEO]

The trial for one of the accused suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is set to begin with jury selection on Monday, almost two years after the blast killed three and injured more than 260 people. The judge, prosecutors, and defense lawyers will scrutinize 1,200 names to find 12 jurors and six alternates for the…

Chris Rock jokes about 9/11, Boston Marathon on ‘SNL’ [VIDEO]

Comedian Chris Rock’s return to Saturday Night Live kicked off with a controversial monologue in which he joked about the Boston Marathon, 9/11 and the new skyscraper on the site of the World Trade Center. “I am never going in the Freedom Tower,” he said. “I don’t care if Scarlett Johansson is butt naked on…

Accused Boston bomber’s friend suspected guilt, tossed items, agent says

A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a backpack and laptop from the suspect’s dorm room, then threw them away after he began to suspect Tsarnaev had carried out the attack, a federal agent testified on Thursday. Three of Tsarnaev’s college friends face charges of hampering the probe into the blast, which…

Infographic: Boston Marathon starts amid tight security

The 2014 Boston Marathon is underway amid tight security as thousands of runners take part in the world’s oldest annual marathon. Thousands of police officers and more than a hundred cameras will watch the route a little over a year since the Boston Marathon attacks of 2013 Photo: Boston police officer stands guard at the…

Police detonate bags left at Boston Marathon finish line

Police evacuated the block surrounding the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday after a man dropped two bags in the area. As a precaution, a bomb squad detonated the bags after using a remote-controlled robot to examine one. It is currently unclear what was inside the backpacks. Police took the man into custody. The threat comes…

Boston honors marathon bombing victims

A year after two explosions and the events after killed 4 and injured more than 260 in Boston, mourners gathered at the bombing sites to remember the victims and give thanks to the first responders and average citizens who aided rescue efforts. A memorial service is being held nearby, with Vice President Joe Biden in…

Russia failed to share data on Boston suspect, review says

Two years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Russia declined to give the FBI information that most likely would have prompted deeper scrutiny of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an inspector general’s review said. “They found that the Russians did not provide all the information that they had on him back then, and based on everything that was…

Russia Warned U.S. About Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Tsarnaev

Russian authorities warned the FBI in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two Chechen brothers accused of carrying out last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, but U.S. authorities missed chances to detain him, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Citing a congressional report it said could be released by the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee as…

Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev Schizophrenic?

What were the driving forces behind Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing? Take your pick: poverty, drugs, schizophrenia, history of violence in the family, and isolation as immigrants, according to a five-month long Boston Globe investigation published on Sunday. According to the paper, the Tsarnaev family did not…

Prosecutors confirm alleged Tsarnaev role in 2011 triple slayings

For the first time, prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing case confirmed that deceased suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was accused of participating in a gruesome 2011 triple homicide outside Boston. A federal law enforcement official told CNN back in May that Tsarnaev’s involvement in the killings was revealed in an interview between police and Ibragim Todashev,…

Police Photographer Releases Arrest Photos Of Boston Suspect

The police photographer who released arrest photos of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was reportedly relieved of duty Thursday night, hours after the photos were published. The tactical photographer, Sgt. Sean Murphy of Massachusetts State Police, told Boston Magazine he was angry over a Rolling Stone cover photo that he said glamorized Tsarnaev. The photos…

Rolling Stone Cover Image Of Boston Bombing Suspect Stirs Controversy

Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, on the cover of its latest issue has ignited a firestorm of outrage online. Many people have taken exception to its prominent play in Rolling Stone, where the space is more often than not reserved for rock stars and celebrities. Read More

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friends Charged

Three suspects who were arrested in connection to Boston Marathon bombings have been charged with lying to investigators, authorities said. The suspects were college friends of alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Two of the suspects, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, were arrested for removing a backpack and fireworks from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after the bombings. Robel…

3 More Suspects Taken Into Custody In Boston Bombing Case

Three additional suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing, the Boston Police Department posted on twitter . Police would not confirm when the suspects were taken into custody, and referred further questions to the FBI. Charges against the new suspects involve providing some sort of assistance to the two main suspects, sources…

Report: Female DNA Found On Boston Attack Bomb

Report: Female DNA Found On Boston Attack Bomb

A report from the Wall Street Journal says investigators have found female DNA on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks. However, they haven’t determined whose DNA it is or whether that means a woman helped the two suspects carry out the attacks, according to US officials briefed on the…

Carjacking Victim Describes Harrowing Night

The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur had just pulled his new Mercedes to the curb on Brighton Avenue to answer a text when an old sedan swerved behind him, slamming to a stop. A man in dark clothes got out and approached the passenger window. It was nearly 11 p.m. last Thursday. The man rapped on the…

Boston Marathon Suspect Has Been Moved To Prison from Hospital: Officials

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest by police a week ago, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Friday. The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen, who was badly wounded in an overnight shootout last week with police…

Maddow Tears Into Right-Wing Media For ‘Full-On Embracing The Conspiracy Theorists’ (Alex Jones) After Bombing

Rachel Maddow opened her show tonight taking on the conspiracy theories coming out of the woodwork to claim the Boston Marathon bombing was an inside job by the U.S. government designed to strip Americans of their liberties. Ordinarily fringe conspiracists wouldn’t be worth giving credence to, but Maddow noticed how the conspiracies and those pushing…