Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston Woman Charged With Marathon Injury Fraud

March 27, 2015

A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

WBUR Poll: Most In Boston Think Tsarnaev Should Get Life In Prison Over Death Penalty

March 23, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial Thursday. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

As the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moves ahead, a new WBUR poll finds most Boston residents believe the admitted bomber should receive life in prison instead of the death penalty.

Boston Deserved Better: A Case For Broadcasting The Tsarnaev Trial

March 12, 2015
Television cameras sitting on tripods are lined up outside the federal courthouse prior to the arraignment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

If any case called out for full community access to the judicial process, it was this one.

Reliving The Horror: Contemplating The Purpose Of The Tsarnaev Trial

March 11, 2015
If Dzohkhar Tsarnaev admits that he did it, to what end are we revisiting the gruesome details of April 2013? This undated forensics photograph presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Tsarnaev Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Boston, shows handwriting on the bullet-riddled, blood-stained wall of a boat. The prosecution presented the photo as evidence of the handwritten note found inside the boat where Tsarnaev was captured April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Mass., four days after the Boston Marathon bombings. (U.S. Attorney's Office/AP)

If Dzohkhar Tsarnaev admits that he did it, to what end are we revisiting the gruesome details of April 2013?

I Was Juror 359, But I Wasn't Seated On The Tsarnaev Jury

March 06, 2015
Author Erin Dionne writes about the process of being summoned, the months-long interruption to her life and what it was like to be in the presence of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber. In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Author Erin Dionne writes about the process of being summoned, the months-long interruption to her life and what it was like to be in the presence of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber.

A Look At The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Jury

March 03, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from right, is depicted with his lawyers, left, beside U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addressed a pool of potential jurors in early January. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

After more than seven weeks, a jury has been selected in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Here are profiles of the 12 jurors and six alternates who will ultimately decide his fate.

Civil Rights Group To Sue FBI For $30M Over Chechen Man’s Death

March 02, 2015
Abdul-Baki Todashev holds a photo he claims is of his dead son, Ibragim, during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on May 30, 2013. The father, who says agents killed his son “execution style,” showed journalists 16 photographs of Ibragim in the morgue with what he said were six gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the back of the head. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

The Council of American-Islamic Relations Florida on Monday filed a notice of claim stating its intention to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the death of Ibragim Todashev.

Children Of Conflict: The Alleged Terrorism Of The Brothers Tsarnaev And Kouachi

January 14, 2015
Examining the parallels between the alleged perpetrators of attacks in Boston and Paris. (All photos/AP)

Examining the parallels between the alleged perpetrators of attacks in Boston and Paris.

Tsarnaev Trial Will Test What It Means To Be ‘Boston Strong’

January 05, 2015
Carol Rose: Serious concerns about due process will keep this death penalty case alive on appeal and in the public eye for years and years to come. In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Serious concerns about due process will keep this death penalty case alive on appeal and in the public eye for years and years to come.

After Bombs, Marathoner And Filmmaker Finish The Job

December 23, 2014
Juli Windsor, foreground, 27, returned to the Boston Marathon in 2014 after being stopped less than a mile shy of the finish after two bombs exploded at last year’s race. Reporter and documentarian David Abel is running to the left. (Courtesy of Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe)

Reporter David Abel had set out to make his first documentary, about one woman’s quest to be the first dwarf to finish the Boston Marathon. The 2013 bombing changed that. In 2014 she returned to the race, and he’s out with a new film.

Cambridge Man Pleads Guilty In Gun Case Linked To Marathon Suspects

December 19, 2014

Stephen Silva who is accused of giving the Boston Marathon bombing suspects the gun used to kill an MIT police officer has pleaded guilty to gun possession and drug charges.

Tsarnaev Attends Final Pretrial Hearing

December 19, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for the brief hearing Thursday — his first public appearance in more than a year. Also in attendance were about a dozen bombing survivors and a handful of Tsarnaev supporters.

Man To Change Plea In Gun Case Linked To MIT Officer’s Death

December 15, 2014

A man charged with possessing the gun authorities believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used to kill an MIT police officer is expected to change his plea in court later this week.

One Fund Charity Set Up After Marathon Bombing To Close

December 10, 2014

The charity gave out nearly $80 million to the families of those killed and the injured survivors. It will not accept donations after Dec. 15.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Asks Again To Move Trial

December 01, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are arguing that “emotionally charged” media coverage and the widespread impact of the attacks have made it impossible for him to get a fair trial in the state.

FBI Director Avoids Commenting On Marathon Bombing During Boston Visit

November 19, 2014

The new FBI director is close to meeting his goal of visiting all field offices in his first year in office. Director James Comey made visit number 53 on Tuesday.

Lawyers In Tsarnaev Case Must Deliver List Of Potential Witnesses To Judge By Year’s End

November 13, 2014

A judge has ordered lawyers on both sides in the case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to turn over a list of all potential witnesses by the end of the year.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Want Evidence On Triple Killing

November 12, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to order federal prosecutors to turn over any information they have about his brother’s participation in a 2011 triple killing or to consider postponing Tsarnaev’s trial.

Texan Hurt In Boston Bombing Loses Part Of Leg

November 11, 2014
Boston Marathon bombing survivors Erika Brannock, left, and Rebekah Gregory embrace in their wheelchairs as they head to the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tribute Run on April 19, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Rebekah DiMartino, 27, who was injured in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, has had surgery to remove part of her left leg below the knee.

Tsarnaev Friends’ Sentencing Delayed Because Case Could Be Affected By SCOTUS Case

November 07, 2014

A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because their cases could be affected by a legal question pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Remembering Mayor Tom Menino: He Transformed Boston, Cared Nothing For Fame

October 30, 2014
Jack Beatty: "In a time of toxic cynicism about politics and government, his example helps restore faith in both." Pictured: Mayor Thomas M. Menino, in an undated photo. (AP)

In a time of toxic cynicism about politics and government, his example helps restore faith in both.

Phillipos Faces Up To 16 Years In Prison After Conviction

October 29, 2014

After six days of deliberations, a federal jury has found Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did indeed lie to agents investigating the bombings.

Tsarnaev Friend Phillipos Convicted Of Lying To FBI

October 28, 2014
Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs federal court with defense attorney Derege Demissie, right, following jury deliberations in his trial on Monday. He was convicted on Tuesday of lying to the FBI. (Steven Senne/AP)

Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, was convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

No Verdict In Phillipos Trial After Five Days

October 27, 2014

Jurors in the federal trial of Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wrapped up Monday without a verdict. It’s the jury’s fifth day of weighing allegations he lied to the FBI during the bombing investigation.

Jury Begins Deliberating Case Against Tsarnaev’s Friend

October 21, 2014

A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the 21-year-old friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who’s accused of lying to federal agents investigating the bombing.

Robel Phillipos Case Goes To Jury

October 21, 2014
Robel Phillipos, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court with attorney Derege Demissie, right, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Prosecutors allege the friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators in the days after the bombing.

Judge In Boston Bombing Case Wants 1,000 Juror Summonses

October 20, 2014

A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Study: Among Kids At 2013 Marathon, 11 Percent Show Signs Of PTSD

June 02, 2014
A neighbor is escorted to safety as police surround a home while searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A new study finds Boston children who attended the 2013 marathon experienced post-traumatic stress at levels similar to New York City children after 9/11 — about 11 percent have “likely PTSD.”

Why We Shouldn’t Make Dzhokhar Tsarnaev A Capital Punishment Martyr

May 09, 2014
Alan M. Dershowitz: Sentencing a terrorist to death plays right into his hands and only serves to encourage those who would follow in his lethal footsteps. In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police file photo, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a rifle laser sight on his forehead, raises his hand from inside a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (Sean Murphy, Massachusetts State Police/ AP)

Sentencing a terrorist to death plays right into his hands and only serves to encourage those who would follow in his lethal footsteps.

Remember When The Marathon Was Just A Race?

April 22, 2014
Social critic Wendy Kaminer says, for better or worse, the Boston Marathon is no longer an athletic event -- it's an icon. In this photo, a patron enters the Forum restaurant, site of one of two bomb blasts during the 2013 Marathon, while passing a "Boston Strong" sticker adhered to a tree trunk at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Social critic Wendy Kaminer says, for better or worse, it’s no longer an athletic event — it’s an icon.

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