Boston Marathon Bombings

Jury Selection Begins For Marathon Suspect Friend

June 30, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of removing items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Marathon Bombing Suspect Is Granted Jury Request

June 26, 2014

Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked for the jury records for Massachusetts federal courts over the past three years to determine whether a plan adopted in 2009 has corrected racial imbalances on juries.

Lawyer Seeks Impartial Jury For Friend Of Tsarnaev

June 25, 2014

Lawyers for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to allow potential jurors to be questioned on their attitudes about Muslims and whether they know anyone who was injured in the deadly attack.

Tsarnaev Friends Visit Court In Separate Hearings

June 24, 2014

Federal prosecutors say neither Khairullozhon Matanov nor Azamat Tazhayakov had anything to do with the Boston Marathon bombings but are charged with interfering with the FBI’s investigation.

Judge Denies Bail For Friend Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

June 23, 2014

A judge has rejected a bail request from a friend of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation.

Lawyer Says Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect Refused Plea Deal

June 23, 2014

The defendant, Azamat Tazhayakov, and another man are accused of removing items from the dorm room of their friend, bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, days after the deadly bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

Marathon Bombings Suspects’ Friends Due In Court

June 22, 2014

Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is accused of deleting computer files and lying to investigators after the deadly attack.

Judge: Oath Of Citizenship Cannot Be Used Against Tsarnaev

June 19, 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect at large, sought by police in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings. (FBI)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys objected to the government’s listing of “betrayal of the United States” as an aggravating factor.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Seek To Move Trial To Washington

June 18, 2014

The attorneys say in a motion filed Wednesday their preliminary survey of the attitudes of potential jurors in Boston, Springfield, New York City and Washington found Washington would be the most favorable location for a trial.

No ‘Betrayal Of U.S.’ Argument For Marathon Bombing Suspect

June 18, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole said it was “highly inappropriate” for prosecutors to draw a distinction between a “naturalized” and “natural-born” U.S. citizen.

Tsarnaev Denied Extra Time To Seek New Trial Venue

June 13, 2014
Tsarnaev suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his face and a skull fracture. (Sean Murphy/Massachusetts State Police/AP)

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cannot have more time to file a motion to move his trial out of Boston, a judge ruled Friday.

Marathon Bombing Suspect To Ask To Move Trial

June 11, 2014

Tsarnaev’s lawyers said they intend to file a change of venue motion, but they asked for more time to analyze media coverage of the case before filing the request.

Tsarnaev Friend Pleads Not Guilty, Doesn’t Fight Detention

June 05, 2014

A self-described friend of the Tsarnaev brothers is being held without bail on charges of destroying evidence and lying to federal agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings.

Newly Charged Tsarnaev Friend To Remain In Jail

June 04, 2014

A recently indicted friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been ordered held without bail, because his lawyer can’t find him a place to live if he were released.

Man Accused In Marathon Probe Due In Court

June 04, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, Khairullozhon Matanov, second from left, with attorney Paul Glickman, left, appears in federal court before Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler Friday in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

A Massachusetts man who was charged last week with deleting computer files and lying to investigators in the Boston Marathon bombing probe is due in court for a bail hearing.

Marathon Suspect’s Friend Grilled By Prosecutor

June 03, 2014

Dias Kadyrbayev told federal agents he suspected his friend was being sought in the deadly attack when he removed items from his dorm room.

Tsarnaev Friend To Return To Stand

June 03, 2014

Defense lawyers are moving to have statements Dias Kadyrbayev made to investigators thrown out.

Prosecutors: Marathon Suspect Expected To Die

June 03, 2014

Federal prosecutors say evidence seized from a Cambridge apartment where the Boston Marathon bombing suspect once lived should be admitted as evidence because he no longer lived there and expected to die.

Marathon Suspect’s Friend Testifies At Hearing

June 02, 2014

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has taken the witness stand at a hearing on his own motion to suppress statements he made to authorities.

Amendment Seeks Stronger Intelligence Sharing

May 30, 2014

U.S. Rep. William Keating says the House has approved a measure to encourage stronger intelligence sharing between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

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