Throat Injury May Prevent Tsarnaev From Talking
Unnamed official tells CNN
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
This photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation)

(Newser) – Dzhokar Tsarnaev remains in "serious but stable condition" at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who today noted the Boston bombing suspect is "not yet able to communicate." What's unclear is if he'll ever be able to: CNN spoke with an unnamed official who says Tsarnaev sustained a throat injury that may prevent him from talking. Another official noted he was "intubated and sedated." After Tsarnaev is charged, federal public defenders will represent him, the AP reports. (Click for more on Tsarnaev's capture.)

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okaragozian
Apr 21, 2013 6:53 PM CDT
Pencils can get dull quickly, give him a pen.
K.KRANK
Apr 21, 2013 6:19 PM CDT
The news on the radio says he blew out his vocal cords in the suicide attempt, the bullet went out his neck. He was bleeding out in the boat. Little tip for you proud Second Amendment fans prone to making love to your handgun when you decide to end it all with your lover: point it at the *back* of your throat after it goes into your mouth as you kiss your beloved handgun goodbye, then squeeze the trigger gently. You lover will give you the smooth caress of death as the back of your head explodes. Don't do it like this kid did it.
paul123
Apr 21, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
Give him a pencil....