Tsarnaev Appears In Court For First Time In Over One Year

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Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in the state courthouse this morning. He stood to answer three questions from Judge O'Toole, dressed in a sweater and collared shirt.

Several motions were on the table for the hearing today, most of which the Judge declined to answer in public. The hearing in total took 25 minutes.

"FreeJahar" supporters and victims of the bombings--including one man who had lost a limb in the bombing carrying his prosthetic leg--both showed up outside the courthouse. Inside, court proceedings were interrupted briefly when a woman called out in protest.


Bruce Gellerman, WBUR reporter. He tweets @AudioBruce.


Associated Press: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect In Court For 1st Time In 18 Months

  • "Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings."

The Boston Globe:
Todashev Reports Detail A Confession, Then Chaos

  • "The bombings caused law enforcement officials to take a new look at the Sept. 11, 2011, murders in Waltham of three men that Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew. Tuesday’s reports and court records show that investigators suspected Todashev and Tsarnaev in the Waltham killings."

This segment aired on December 18, 2014.


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