Boston Marathon Bombings

Document: U.S. Seeks Death Penalty Against Tsarnaev

January 30, 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect at large, sought by police in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings. (FBI)

This is the U.S. government’s notice of intent to seek the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing case.

U.S. Will Seek Death Penalty In Case Against Boston Bombing Suspect

January 30, 2014

BOSTON — Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to press for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s execution instantly raises the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

Boston Bombing Survivors Are Guests At Obama’s State Of The Union Address

January 27, 2014
An emergency responder and Carlos Arredondo push Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair after he was injured in the marathon bombing. (Charles Krupa/AP)

WASHINGTON — Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address.

Homegrown Terrorists Present Biggest Threat To Nation, Rep. Keating Says

January 20, 2014

BOSTON — A congressional committee’s investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings has reinforced that the biggest threat to the U.S. and other countries is the radicalization of homegrown terrorists, U.S. Rep. William Keating said Monday.

June Trial Set For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Friends

January 15, 2014

BOSTON — Three of the bombing suspects face charges of hindering the investigation into the attack.

Questions Rankle Amid Long FBI Silence On Fatal Shooting

January 15, 2014
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)

Questions still remain in Ibragim Todashev’s shooting — from the FBI’s use of deadly force to changing descriptions of Todashev’s alleged weapon.

Judge Extends Deadline In Marathon Bombing Case

January 14, 2014

BOSTON — On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. vacated the Feb. 28 deadline. He didn’t immediately set a new deadline.

Interrogation Turned Deadly: New Questions In FBI Shooting

January 14, 2014
Todashev and his wife, Reni Manukyan (Courtesy of Reni Manukyan)

BOSTON — In May 2013 a FBI agent fatally shot Ibragim Todashev during an interrogation at his Orlando home. The FBI said Todashev had attacked its agent, but the circumstances are still a mystery. A WBUR investigation provides new details and raises new questions about the interrogation that turned deadly.

U.S. Government Provides $8.3M To Marathon Bombing Victims

January 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — The grant money will go to organizations providing direct support to the victims.

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Widow In Court In Driving Case

January 10, 2014

WRENTHAM, Mass. — The widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev appeared in court Thursday to deal with motor vehicle charges filed following a traffic stop four months after the deadly attack.

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