Defense: Tsarnaev Carried Out Marathon Bombing

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"There's little that we dispute. It was him."

That's how attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opened their defense in Boston federal court Wednesday.

The admission wasn't a surprise to court observers, or to anyone in Boston, but it's nevertheless a dramatic turn in the story. Tsarnaev is no longer the "accused," he's the "admitted" Boston Marathon bomber. So, where does the case go from here?


Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets @Lepiarz.


WBUR: ‘It Was Him': Tsarnaev's Lawyer Admits He Carried Out Boston Bombing

  • "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother."

This segment aired on March 4, 2015.


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