Piecing Together Digital Evidence In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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This week, the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turned technical, with testimony about the digital trail left by the Tsarnaev brothers. Which made us wonder: what can be learned from the data, and how is that trail pieced together to understand motive and culpability?


Mark Pollitt, adjunct professor at Syracuse University and runs a consulting company called Digital Evidence Professional Services as well as former head of the computer forensics team at the FBI.


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  • "Stories on the terrorism trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an alleged Boston Marathon bomber."

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  • "FBI agent Steve Kimball, who is based at the FBI’s Boston office, testified that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev maintained two Twitter accounts, @J_Tsar and @Al_firdausiA."

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  • "The jury saw dramatic surveillance video of Meng running inside the station, holding the door shut and begging the clerk to call 911. He then crouches down, goes behind the counter and crawls into a storage room."

This segment aired on March 13, 2015.


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