After Medical Examiner's Grisly Testimony, Prosecution Rests In Tsarnaev Trial

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In the courtroom, it's the job of a prosecutor to demonstrate not only guilt — but also the full impact of the crime. That's what happened Monday in federal court in the trial of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Prosecutors rested their case, but not before a medical examiner testified in graphic detail about the injuries that killed 8-year-old Martin Richard almost two years ago. One of the bomb blasts caused massive injuries to his abdomen and nearly tore off his left arm. As jury members viewed autopsy photos, one of them covered her face and several wept.

Earlier, another medical examiner described the fatal injuries of Boston University student Lingzi Lu, who bled to death on the street. She was one of three people killed by the bombs.


Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets @Lepiarz.

Rosanna Cavallaro, professor of law at Suffolk University Law School and a member of the Supreme Judicial Court Study Group on Eyewitness Evidence.


The Boston Globe: Prosecution Rests Case In Marathon Bombing Trial

  • "In the heartbreaking finale of the prosecution’s case, jurors wept as a medical examiner testified in graphic detail Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial about the injuries suffered by the youngest person who died in the blast."

This segment aired on March 30, 2015.


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